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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Nintendo Switch Lite

    Update: Nintendo UK Store pre-orders added

    If you're hoping to grab a Nintendo Switch Lite all for yourself, you've certainly come to the right place. Pre-orders for Nintendo's latest console are now popping up all over the place and we're gathering them for you below. At the time of writing, all three standard colours of Switch Lite are available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News "Charming" Horror Game Little Nightmares II Will Terrify Switch Owners Next Year

    Face your fears

    A sequel to Little Nightmares, stylised as Little Nightmares II, is making its way to the Switch next year. Bandai Namco dropped this terrifying surprise on the opening night of Gamescom. The second game by Tarsier Studios is described as a "suspense-adventure" and sees you take on the role of Mono - a young boy trapped in a world...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
    • Gamescom
  • News Kalypso Brings Port Royale 4 To The Nintendo Switch In 2020

    And a barrel of rum

    During Gamescom's opening night, Kalypso shared a trailer for Port Royale 4, revealing the game will be sailing onto the Switch and multiple other platforms in the third quarter of 2020. The trailer captures the journey of a barrel of rum. See for yourself below: This series combines business simulation with real-time battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Gamescom
  • News Authentic Racer GRID Autosport Speeds Onto The Switch Next Month

    Get ready to race

    Have you got the need for speed? Then there's no need to worry because GRID Autosport has got you covered. The ninth entry in the TOCA series is scheduled to arrive on the Switch this summer and is described as a "more authentic racing game" by its publisher, Codemasters. So, when exactly is it due out? According to a tweet by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Gets A Physical Release In North America On 12th December

    Partnering with PM Studios and acttil

    PM Studios and acttil are teaming up with the developer VooFoo Studios to release a retail copy of the mico-racing game Mantis Burn Racing in North America, on 12th December. The price of the physical version has not been revealed. Here's a bit about the game, along with the box art: "Mantis Burn Racing®" is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • Reminder Fire Emblem Themed Maximus Cup Starts Later This Week In Tetris 99

    Unlock a special in-game theme

    Later this week, on 23rd August, Nintendo is hosting its sixth Tetris 99 Maximus Cup. This time it's a crossover event with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If you earn 100 points during this limited-time event, you'll be able to unlock a special Fire Emblem: Three Houses theme, featuring unique art, music and Tetrimo...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris 99
    • Fire Emblem
  • News The Witcher 3 Switch eShop File Size Revealed

    It's a big one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is obviously a massive open-world RPG, so just how much of your precious microSD memory will it take up if you decide to go with a digital copy? According to the Switch eShop listing, the game requires a whopping 28.1GB of free space. It's not all that surprising when you consider the fact...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Witcher 3
  • News Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Arrives On Switch This September

    The mega-hit RPG returns

    During the Square Enix Live event at this year's E3, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would be coming to the Switch and multiple other platforms. In the latest update, a release date has now been locked in. This title, based on the 1999 PlayStation original, will arrive early next month on 3rd September and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix

YesterdayMon, 19th Aug 2019

  • Hands On We've Played Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch, And It's A Work Of Magic

    "It’s the same as you’ll find on other platforms, how it looks and feels"

    Switch has the pick of extraordinary, open-world RPGs. With Nintendo’s own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda, both story-led and user-guided experiences are gloriously catered for. While Switch gamers may have held out...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Hands On
  • News Behold The Metal Slipcase For Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch Which You'll Never Own

    Storage with style

    It's fair to say that we're all more than a little bit excited for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening in September. Lucky European gamers can pre-order a limited edition version with a Game Boy themed steelbook, but North America just gets the 'Dreamer Edition' which bundles the standard release of the game on...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase - August 2019

    What indie delights await within?

    At 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST today, Nintendo will be showing "roughly 20 minutes of information about indie games coming to Nintendo Switch". Excited? You should be. You can watch it all right here! <liveblog id="nintendo_indieworld_aug2019_nintendolife" tags="#IndieWorld" video=" />

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie World
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Is Officially Coming To Switch, With A New Character

    Introducing Cherry Hunter

    While Streets Of Rage 4 was curiously absent from Nintendo's recent Indie World Showcase, it has now thankfully been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch by DotEmu. The newly released gameplay trailer above also reveals an intriguing new character named Cherry Hunter who joins Alex and Blaze in smacking down the bad guys...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Nintendo Indie World Showcase August 2019 - All Announcements And Game Trailers

    Every game from the 19th August 2019 presentation

    Did you miss Nintendo's Indie World Showcase earlier today? No sweat - we've collected all of the trailers and announcements together for you in one handy place (with the entire presentation at the end). Whether you want to watch the whole thing or pick through for the stuff that looks interesting,...

    • Guide
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
  • News Xbox Title Ori And The Blind Forest Is Making The Leap To Switch Next Month

    And we're getting the "Definitive Edition" to boot!

    Well, this is nice. Moon Studios' dream-like Ori And The Blind Forest is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it's being published by Xbox Game Studios. Set in the Forest of Nibel, this award-winning action-platformer boasts gorgeous artwork, a fully-orchestrated score and tight, rewarding gameplay...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets An October Release Date On Switch

    Switcher on

    It's been announced at Gamescom via a new trailer that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release on Nintendo Switch on 15th October. The game was heavily rumoured for a while before it was announced at this year's E3 and now we've all got a solid release date in the diary. We just need to clear our schedule - we hear it's a monster. We...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Witcher 3
  • News Panic Button Brings Award-Winning Action RPG Torchlight II To Switch

    A Switch port from the masters this September

    Earlier in the year it was announced that Runic Games' 2012 dungeon crawler Torchlight II was getting the port treatment courtesy of Panic Button - the studio behind 'miracle' Switch ports such as DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - and today we were treated to some new footage in a bespoke...

    • Torchlight II
    • Panic Button
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Amazingly, Grandia HD's Translation Gaffe Is Only The Second Funniest German Localisation Mistake

    Hit or fräulein?

    Grandia HD Collection launched last week, bringing with it even more quality RPG action to the Nintendo Switch. However, it also brings a rather amusing mistake, relating specifically to the German localisation. When you attack an enemy but happen to miss, the game flashes up the message "Fräulein." While this does actually mean...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Hotline Miami Collection Bludgeons Your Switch Into A Bloody Pulp Today

    "Get out of here if you don't want to die!"

    Devolver Digital has revealed that it is bringing Dennaton Games' super-brutal Hotline Miami series to the Nintendo Switch eShop today. This pair of top-down action titles have been blessed with commercial and critical success on other systems in the past thanks to their retro-style visuals, fantastic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Hotline Miami
  • News Tutor Your 2.5D Girlfriend In Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi, Coming To Nintendo Switch

    "I would be happy if you played with me!"

    Puzzle games and slightly risqué images of female models go together like strawberries and cream, or minced beef and custard, depending on who you ask. Assuming the latter is a peach worth plucking, SilverStarJapan have decided to bring Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi to the Nintendo Switch on the North...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News New Trailer For Streets Of Rage 4 Teases A Fourth Character

    Hiding in plain fight

    We're big Streets of Rage fans here at Nintendo Life, so the confirmation today that Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Switch was welcome (if entirely predictable) news. The new trailer (reproduced above for your viewing pleasure) introduces new character Cherry Hunter - daughter of Adam Hunter from the original and niece to...

    • Streets of Rage
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Who Needs Tony Hawk? Skater XL Kickflips To Switch Next Year

    Sit down Tony

    Update: Now with the proper 60fps trailer - the Nintendo one was apparently cut to 30. Enjoy! The absence of a truly great skateboarding game in the vein of the classic Tony Hawk's or Skate is a great and continuing shame for many '90s kids who recall kickflipping and grinding through the urban polygonal playgrounds back in the day...

    • Skater XL
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Stylish Shooter Superhot Takes Aim At Nintendo Switch Today

    Slow it down

    Just as the rumours suggested, Superhot Team's iconic FPS title Superhot is coming to the Nintendo Switch today. Superhot is quite unlike any FPS title you've played before, in that time only moves when you do. This mechanic is evolved further by the fact that one bullet can kill you and ammo drops don't exist; instead, you must weave...

    • Switch eShop
    • Superhot
  • News Eastward Is Bringing A Lovely-Looking Apocalypse To Switch Next Year

    No relation to Clint

    Eastward, an indie adventure game with RPG trappings is Nintendo Switch-bound. Announced earlier today in the Indie World broadcast, Pixpil Games had previously announced the game back in April for PC and Mac, but Chucklefish is now publishing the game on Nintendo's platform. As you can see from the original trailer above, it...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Eastward
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Touryst Will Bring Blocky Adventure To The Switch Soon

    From the creators of FAST RMX

    Update: Shin'en has informed us that The Touryst will be playable at Gamescom this week, so you'll most definitely want to swing by the Nintendo booth if you're heading to Cologne for the event. The talented folks over at Shin'en Multimedia never fail to impress with their games on Nintendo platforms, and their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yuzo Koshiro Thinks You're Going To Love Streets Of Rage 4

    "It is very close to Streets of Rage 2"

    Today, the news we had all hoped and prayed for was confirmed: Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch, along with a new playable character. A collaboration between Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, DotEmu and Sega, this side-scrolling brawler aims to resurrect one of the most beloved Mega Drive / Genesis...

    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rage
    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News Darius Cozmic Collection Is Finally Getting An eShop Release On Switch

    Only in Japan, though

    Darius Cozmic Collection was an odd release in that it was limited to Japan and didn't get an eShop version. Thankfully, that situation is about to change as it has been revealed that the collection is getting a digital version next month. As was the case with the physical version of the collection, there will be two editions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Darius
  • News Cor Blimey Guv'nor, The Pokémon World Championships Are Headed To London In 2020

    It's a small world

    The 2019 Pokémon World Championships have now come to a close after offering a thrilling 3 days of Pokémon-related competition amongst the dedicated community. Given that these are the "world" championships, it's been a bit of a shame that the event has always been hosted in North America. However, that's all set to change as...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • Events
  • UK Charts Crash Team Racing Takes The Chequered Flag Once More

    Lewis Hamilton eat your heart out

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 17th August, with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled sitting pretty atop the podium after claiming the same position in last week's rankings. The majority of sales for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled were, unsurprisingly, on PS4, with Nintendo Switch providing around a fifth of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Risk Of Rain 2 Drops On Switch This Summer

    Drowning in roguelikes

    Announced as part of today's Indie World Showcase, there's a 100% chance of precipitation this summer as Gearbox confirmed Risk of Rain 2 is heading to Switch. While the original is available on Switch, this was previously announced for PC only, so for now it's a Nintendo console exclusive. The sequel to Hopoo Games'

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Risk of Rain 2
  • News Gurgamoth Brings Frantic Multiplayer Carnage To Nintendo Switch This Week

    The level is your only weapon

    We love a bit of a party game here at Nintendo Life Towers, that hectic, frantic feeling is difficult to top when you've got a bunch of chums over for a lemonade or two. Gurgamoth is just that sort of game, but this time around your only means of besting your opponent is the environment: Full game details and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie

Sunday18th Aug 2019

  • Rumour The Time-Bending FPS Superhot Might Be Getting A Switch eShop Release

    Update data discovered

    It looks like an 'Indie World' Showcase announcement might have been leaked ahead of schedule. A Twitter user by the name of itssimontime was poking around the Switch eShop and discovered update data for the unique time-bending first-person shooter Superhot - which isn't even available on the Switch yet. Here are the...

    • Rumour
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News EA Looking To Bring More Of Its Successful Games To Switch

    "it is absolutely a platform we're looking at"

    Less than a month ago, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said Switch owners chose to play the company's games on other platforms when asked about the possibility of The Sims coming to Nintendo's system. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go down well with owners of hybrid device. In an attempt to improve relations, EA's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
    • Electronic Arts
  • Random The Voice Of Zelda Signs Fan's Copy Of Breath Of The Wild In Hylian

    Open your eyes, Andrew

    A Legend of Zelda fan by the name of Andrew, who recently attended the Boston Comic-Con in the United States, got quite the surprise when Zelda's voice actor – Patricia Summersett – signed his Switch copy of Breath of the Wild in Hylian. In case you're wondering, it translates to "Open Your Eyes..." according to Patricia...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Patricia Summersett
  • Review Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition - This Anime Adaptation Misses The Target

    Hollow Fragment

    Sword Art Online has been around in some form or another since all the way back in the prehistoric times commonly referred to as 2002. Originally a series of light novels, it’s been praised for its exploration of themes relating to the intertwining of real and virtual worlds and the effect this has on the psyche and physicality of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nightdive Studios CEO Says Shadow Man On Switch "Is Possible"

    Returning from the Deadside

    Update 19/08: Larry Kuperman, the director of business development at Nightdive Studios, got in contact with us and said while there is no guarantee that it would release Shadow Man on Switch, the company hears its fans out there. Original Story 18/08: Now that Nightdive Studios has released Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shadow Man
  • News Nintendo's Chinese Subsidiary iQue Shifts Focus To Games Development

    Changing times

    Remember the iQue Player? It was released in China during the nationwide video game ban and bypassed the laws at the time due to its plug and play design. To this day, the company behind it is still a Nintendo-owned subsidiary. As Nintendo and Tencent are now gearing up for the release of the Switch in mainland China, iQue appears to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • iQue
    • Industry
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #4 - River City Ransom / Street Gangs

    Vote for your favourite box art

    Welcome to the fourth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where a classic retro game takes on its doppelgängers from other territories to see which has the greatest cover art. Last week we saw GameCube titan Resident Evil 4 knock itself sideways as its moody European self won a very comfortable victory over its North...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • River City Ransom

Saturday17th Aug 2019

  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild All Shrine Locations Walkthrough And Map

    Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    Give your Switch a storage boost

    If you picked up a Nintendo Switch recently and have downloaded any games from the bounty available on Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of the console's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a great many different types of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Which one comes out on top?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how most of them ended up being crowned as the best games of their particular generation. As demanded by a task of this magnitude, we deliberated for many hours here at Nintendo Life Towers. We then...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This selection of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games

    As voted by you lovely people

    In a little over two years Switch has amassed a huge amount of software - more than any Nintendo fan dared to dream after the slim pickings of the Wii U generation. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle - too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a very nice...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    Now updated with Cadence of Hyrule!

    What are the best Zelda games? Ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic at this point, with even the 'lesser' ones still being rather good video games. Many remain fixed as the best games on the consoles that parented them, so...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Zelda
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    As dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of Nintendo 3DS' long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's final handheld-only console. After a slow start, the portable went...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Best Games
  • News If You Recently Bought A Switch, Nintendo Will Replace It With A Revised Model

    Update: Apparently not!

    Update - 18/08: Sorry folks, The Verge got in contact with Nintendo of America and received the following statement from an official spokesperson: We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We always want players to enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if anything ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • North America
  • Poll Have You Ever Had Problems With Nintendo Hardware?

    Is Joy-Con drift just a blip on Nintendo’s score sheet?

    With Joy-Con drift making headlines again over the past month thanks to lawsuits filed in the US, it’s easy to see the phenomenon as a potential disaster for Nintendo. Many gamers have had absolutely no problems with Switch's detachable controllers, but a huge percentage have encountered...

    • Poll
    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Hardware
    • Features
  • News NPD Reveals Top Five Best-Selling Zelda Games Of All-Time Within The US

    Link’s Crossbow training takes out the fifth spot

    NPD video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella yesterday shared the top five best-selling Legend of Zelda titles of all-time within the US. Unsurprisingly, Breath of the Wild for the Switch has taken out the top spot. According to Piscatella, this happened "some time ago" and he's not really sure...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Conker's Creator Doesn't Think There Would Be As Much Noise For Other Rare IP On Switch

    The bear and bird are the favourites

    Conker’s creator, Chris Seaver, recently shared his thoughts about Banjo-Kazooie being announced as a playable DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch. While he believes it was a “significant” moment, he doesn't think there would be as much interest in the return of other Rare IP: It is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rare
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
  • News Fan Petition Asks Nintendo To Allow Backup Game Saves In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Will it work?

    Apart from the March 2020 delay of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there's one other issue: this upcoming Switch release won't be compatible with cloud backups to avoid manipulation of time. This was originally confirmed by the game's producer, Higashi Nogami, during an interview with Gamekult around the time of E3 2019. In response to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • Feature A Guide To Shopping In Japan's Retro Gaming Paradise, Akihabara

    The promised land

    For readers of Nintendo Life, Akihabara will almost certainly need no introduction. It has for decades been the bastion of Japanese gaming and otaku culture, a sprawling metropolis of stores packed with gaming treasures which we just can’t find back home. The sheer amount of gaming stores to explore have made the trip to...

    • Features
    • Japan
    • Guides
  • Video A Closer Look At The Combat And Boss Battles In Astral Chain

    Arriving at the end of this month

    One of the bigger games coming out at the end of this month is PlatinumGames' Switch exclusive, Astral Chain. While we're all looking forward to this release at Nintendo Life, our American-based video producer Zion Grassl is particularly excited about it. Fortunately, he doesn't have to wait quite as long as the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 17th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another busy week has been and gone, this time bringing with it hints at SNES games coming to Switch and the revelation that Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma teased the upcoming Zelda: Link's Awakening remake years ago! Well... As we've finally reached the weekend, it's time once again to sit back, relax, and chat...

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

Friday16th Aug 2019

  • News Zelda: Link's Awakening Pre-Orders Updated With Extra Freebies On Nintendo UK Store

    Get more for nothing!

    With The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening heading to Switch in just over a month's time, you may well be thinking about getting your pre-order in ready for the big day. If you are, the Nintendo UK Store looks to be a good bet as all of its more affordable bundles have been updated with new goodies. First up is the standalone...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • UK
  • Random Teen Uses 3DS, Wii U And A Fridge To Tweet After Parent Confiscates Her Phone

    A true icon

    Update: Sorry folks, it seems like this whole story is most likely a hoax and some unsavoury concerns have been raised over the people involved in the story. Original Story: Over the last few days, a teenage girl has gone viral on Twitter after using a number of unorthodox devices to send tweets to her followers and we have to say,...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Random
  • News Tetris 99 Teams Up With Fire Emblem: Three Houses For Special Grand Prix Event

    Win an exclusive theme

    If you enjoy a round or fifty of Tetris 99 and just so happen to be a fan of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you'll definitely want to add this special event to your diary. Nintendo of Europe has revealed that a new crossover event will be held in Tetris 99 which will give you a chance at winning an exclusive theme. It'll run from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Nintendo 'Indie World' Showcase Announced For Monday 19th August

    Here are the times you need

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be livestreaming an Indie World video presentation next week. The show will be live next Monday, 19th August, at 6am PT / 9am ET (so that's 2pm BST / 3pm CEST). Nintendo promises "roughly 20 minutes of information about indie games coming to Nintendo Switch". Naturally, we'll make...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Becomes The Largest Fire Emblem Launch In US History

    The house always wins

    Since its release last month, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been dominating the Japanese and UK charts. So, how has it been performing in the US? According to NPD Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella, it's doing quite well. The Switch title was not only the second best-selling game of July 2019 (behind EA's Madden NFL...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Drop Reveals Battle Stadium, New Abilities And More

    Galarian Weezing is a beast!

    The Pokémon Company has shared fresh details on Pokémon Sword and Shield as part of its World Championships event taking place as we speak. Most of the new details can be found in this brand new trailer above, but we'll run through them for you below: First up, the previously announced Galarian Weezing will have an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon TCG Embraces Sword And Shield With New Expansion, Powerful 'V' Cards Introduced

    Zacian V and Zamazenta V confirmed

    Warning: The following trailer may be too epic for some viewers. The Pokémon Trading Card Game is about to leap into a new generation with Sword & Shield, an upcoming expansion for the game which unsurprisingly ties into the upcoming video games. You can get a first look at some of the cards set to be...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • Video Super Mario Bros. Movie Deleted Scene Surfaces 26 Years After Release

    And there are more to come

    The Super Mario Bros. movie may well be considered to be pretty awful by most, but it still has a small group of dedicated fans and it would appear that they've stumbled across something of a goldmine. The folks over at SMBmovie.com, a website which is dedicated to cataloguing just about e

    • Movies
    • Super Mario Bros. Movie
    • Super Mario
    • Video
  • Random Whatever You Do, Don't Be This Foolish Pokémon GO Player

    Don't catch and drive, ya hear?

    Driving and playing video games is pretty stupid, but a Pokémon GO player recently spotted by some Washington State troopers has taken foolishness to a whole new level. The story goes that the troopers, having noticed a stopped car on the hard shoulder of highway, decided to pull over and check to see if any help...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Details To Be Revealed Next Week

    Switch confirmation coming? Please?

    More news on the upcoming Streets of Rage 4 is finally coming next week, and we're desperately hoping for confirmation that the game will be headed to Switch. The revival of Sega's classic side-scrolling fighter series was first revealed back in the summer of 2018, when it was announced that Lizardcube and DotEmu...

    • Sega
    • Streets of Rage
    • Lizardcube
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Party Games

    Maximum fun, minimum fuss

    So, you're having a party - possibly on a rooftop - dancing to the music and all that jazz, but there's suddenly a lull. Fear not because we've got just the thing to get the party started again! Nintendo Switch has a whole host of crowd-pleasing co-op and competitive party games, whether you're hosting a birthday party for...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • News "Cute-As-Heck" 3D Platformer A Hat In Time Comes To Switch This October

    Heck, it's about time!

    Gears for Breakfast has been teasing A Hat In Time for Nintendo Switch since last August. After a brief update earlier this year, saying it was "coming soon" to the hybrid system, it's now finally been confirmed the game will arrive on 18th October. A Hat I

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News You No Longer Need A Bethesda Account To Play DOOM And DOOM II On Switch

    A "more permanent fix" is on the way

    Around the time of this year's QuakeCon, Bethesda announced DOOM, DOOM II and DOOM 3 would all be made available on the Switch eShop. Unfortunately, it all went to hell, when players discovered the original two games required a Bethesda.net login to play. Bethesda quickly responded to the uproar

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DOOM
  • Review Gravity Duck - Finite Flashes Of Fowl Fun

    Quack and easy

    Gravity Duck is an odd little game, but a rather enjoyable one. It’s a 2D, pixel platformer in which you play as a duck gifted with the power to control gravity. After being promised riches in exchange for some golden eggs, the duck sets off to find those eggs in dozens of gravity-bending levels. The gameplay in Gravity Duck...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Gravity Duck
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Limited Run Pre-Orders For River City Girls Physical Release Open Later This Month

    Prepare to kick butt and take names

    Limited Run Games has shared the first details about the River City Girls physical release. If you want to "kick butt and take names" as Kyoko and Misako, you'll be able to pre-order a hard copy of the game for Switch or PlayStation 4 from 30th August onwards. Pre-orders will be available for a total of four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Epic Games Opens New Studio With Factor 5 Founders At The Helm

    The makers of Turrican return

    Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced the opening of a new studio located in Cologne, Germany in partnership with the founders of German developer, Factor 5. Both Julian Eggebrecht and Achim Moller have joined Epic Games at the new studio, taking on 'Director of Online Technology' and 'Cologne Studio Director'...

    • Epic Games
    • Factor 5
    • Industry
  • News Want Rabbids: Adventure Party To Launch In Your Area? Email The CEO, Says Ubisoft

    Anyone have his email address?

    At the very end of July, Ubisoft revealed a brand new Rabbids game for Nintendo Switch. Called Rabbids: Adventure Party, the game is a party title that currently looks set to be a China-exclusive release. It would appear that this could all change if enough players choose to speak up about their desire to play it,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • Rabbids
  • News QUByte Acquires Classic 2D Fighting Series Breakers, Collection Arrives In 2020

    Two games in one

    QUByte – the developer behind the recently released VASARA Collection on the Switch eShop – has announced it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the fighting franchise, Breakers. If the name rings a bell, this was a 2D fighting game developed by Visco Corporation (also responsible for Vasara) in 1996 and released in...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Neo Geo
    • Visco Corporation
    • Breakers

Thursday15th Aug 2019

  • Guide Where To Pre-Order The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition

    Update: Now available at Argos

    If you're hoping to pick up the wonderful The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening limited edition set, you're in the right place. We've gathered together the various bundles of the Limited Edition from a variety of retailers below, plus answers to some questions you might be having about the available editions (scroll to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guide
  • News Prepare Your Wallet For This New Range Of Mario And Splatoon T-Shirts From Uniqlo

    Update: Splatoon shirts down to £2.90!

    Update (15th Aug, 2019): At the time of writing, some of the Splatoon shirts mentioned below have dropped to an amazingly low £2.90! If you're after a bargain, check out the discounted shirts here. Original Article (28th Jan, 2019): Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has revealed a brand new lineup of...

    • Nintendo
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    • Merchandise
  • News Turns Out Eiji Aonuma Teased Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch Remake Back In 2016

    The cheeky sausage

    Can you smell it? The sense of adventure? The fresh sea breeze? That disgusting coating found on Switch game cartridges? Yes, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is just over a month away and we can't wait. The game was first revealed in February this year du

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    • Eiji Aonuma
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  • News Epic Pulls Fortnite Dog From Sale After Player Backlash, Compensation Being Provided

    Tut tut

    In a slightly bizarre series of events, Fortnite developer Epic Games has back-pedalled on its decision to sell the 'Gunner' pet cosmetic item in-game. The item arrived in the game's shop yesterday, but fans were quick to notice that it looked very similar to an item previously released as part of the game's Season Six Battle Pass. Reddit...

    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
    • Epic Games
  • News Take A Look At Hori's Officially Licensed Accessories For Switch Lite

    Playing it safe

    Not long after Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed the Switch Lite to the world, the prolific peripheral maker HORI announced it was officially partnering with the company to produce a line of accessories for the new system. In its original press release, HORI said it would offer a range of storage and screen protection accessories...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
    • Accessories
    • Hori
  • News Inti Creates President Elaborates On 'That' Zelda II Remake Comment

    "That story kind of blew up"

    A short time ago, Inti Creates boss Takuya Aizu was asked in an interview if he would like to make a game featuring a Nintendo character. His response caused quite a stir, as Aizu picked Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the second title in the Legend of Zelda series. Given that we've seen

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    • Takuya Aizu
    • Interviews
  • News New Cosplaying Duck Range Will Include Spyro, Crash, Street Fighter And More

    DC, Lord of the Rings, Fallout, more...

    It's not every day that you get to write an article all about cosplaying ducks, so let's savour this magical moment while it lasts. Yes, Numskull Designs has announced TUBBZ, a new range of cosplaying duck figurines that could well end up becoming your next obsession. Some of the biggest names in video games,...

    • Merchandise
    • Street Fighter
    • Spyro
  • News Inti Creates Explains Why It Didn't Stick Around To Finish Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

    "It was felt best that our involvement ended after completing the alpha"

    When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night smashed its Kickstarter goal a few years back, former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi was quick to enlist the help of industry veteran Inti Creates, a studio famed for its 2D action titles. Inti Creates – which also co-developed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Takuya Aizu
    • Interviews
  • Nintendo Download 15th August (North America)

    Oninaki, RAD, Vasara Collection!

    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: ONINAKI (Square Enix, Thu 22nd August, $49.99) The...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Review Ittle Dew - A Colourful And Funny Little Zelda-Like

    A hero and a drunkard awaken...

    When Ittle Dew launched on the Wii U back in 2014, we really enjoyed it, praising the game’s art style, soundtrack and puzzle design. It’s a clear homage to earlier Legend of Zelda titles - most specifically A Link to the Past - borrowing heavily from the classic SNES game, but at the same time retaining its own...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ittle Dew
  • News WayForward Reveals Shantae And The Seven Sirens, The Half-Genie Hero's Next Adventure

    New locations, abilities, and friends await

    Back in March, WayFoward announced Shantae would be making a return "later this year" on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. Tentatively titled Shantae 5, the new game has now been officially revealed as Shantae and the Seven Sirens. This action-adventure-platformer sends the belly-dancing,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shantae
    • WayForward
  • News Curse Of The Sea Rats Is An All-New Metroidvania Headed To Switch

    With lovely 2.5D animation

    Curse of the Sea Rats, the "first Metroidvania starring rats", has been announced for Nintendo Switch. The game has a tentative release window of 2021. The game is an exploration-focused side-scroller with RPG elements, which focuses on a group of heroes who are transformed into rats by a pirate witch. Players are tasked...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Nintendo Download 15th August (Europe)

    Friday The 13th! VASARA Collection! GRANDIA HD!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived (sorry for the delay... they decided to change the format again this week and it took us a while to update our system). As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Feature Inti Creates On Mega Man, Working With Nintendo And Staying True To Its Japanese Roots

    "We don’t really know what really appeals to people outside the Japanese market"

    Inti Creates is arguably one of the most talented game developers working in Japan today. The company – formed by ex-Capcom staff – has produced self-made hits like Azure Striker Gunvolt and Gal*Gun, but has also worked extensively with other firms to produce...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Inti Creates
    • Japan
  • Review VASARA Collection - A Welcome Pair Of Bullet Hell Curios

    Fly me closer, I want to hit them with my sword!

    Visco Corporation may be best known for making 'unremarkable' games. We don’t mention this in a derogatory fashion; the games under their belt are far from bad, just arguably derivative and somewhat “safe”. Most of their arcade games were never given home conversions to begin with, making their...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • VASARA Collection
  • News Pokémon Masters Has Already Secured Five Million Preregistrations

    Not long to wait!

    The latest game to appear in the world-dominating Pokémon franchise isn't even out yet, but its popularity is already through the roof. Pokémon Masters, the upcoming smartphone game which has players battling it out with famous trainers from the main series of games, has already secured a whopping five million preregistrations...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video New Astral Chain Footage Shows Off Opening Motorbike Scene And Epic Boss Fight

    And Lappy the mascot dog, of course!

    We're only a couple of weeks away from the launch of Astral Chain, PlatinumGames' latest Switch exclusive, and we're getting more and more intrigued about it by the day. In a new video shared by the folks at VGC, we can get a good look at some of the game's early footage. Things appear to kick off with a cool...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Power Stone Producer Would Love To See A New Entry On Nintendo Switch

    Make it happen, Capcom

    Capcom has pumped out an insane amount of fighting games over the years. Perhaps one of its more unique retro releases is Power Stone - a 3D arena brawler designed for two players, that was ported from the arcade across to the Sega Dreamcast in 1999 and ended up becoming one of the system's must-haves. There was also a sequel...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Power Stone
  • News Wargroove's Getting A Deluxe Physical Edition On Switch This Autumn

    With lots of bonus goodies

    Wargroove developer Chucklefish has partnered with Sold Out to release a deluxe physical edition of the game this autumn. It'll be releasing on Switch and PS4. We don't have an exact release date for the physical release just yet, but we do know that the Switch edition will cost £29.99 / $39.99 / €39.99, which is sadly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News "Savage" Arena Shooter Demon Pit Brings Hellish FPS To Switch

    Send demons to their DOOM

    Indie publisher Digerati has announced Demon Pit for Nintendo Switch, an "intense, arcade-style arena shooter" launching later this year. If you've watched the trailer above, you'll have instantly noticed that '90s FPS aesthetic and style - an era of games from which Demon Pit is heavily inspired. Players will need to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Looks Like Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Will Jump Onto Switch This October

    Teasy tweet gives the game away

    Heads up, folks! It looks like we'll finally be able to get our hands on the upcoming Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair in October. The game has had a rather vague "Q4 2019" release window plonked alongside it for a while now, but a new tweet posted by developer Playtonic Games appears to have narrowed it down...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Watch Exclusive Gameplay Footage Of DK-Inspired Platformer Jet Kave Adventure

    Pretty prehistoric platforming

    If you're looking forward to upcoming Switch exclusive Jet Kave Adventure as much as we are, you'll definitely want to check out this gameplay trailer, kindly shared with us by the talented folks who are hard at work making the magic happen. The video takes us through three of the game's levels, giving us a let's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News VS. Gradius Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives Series On Switch eShop

    Destroy an invading force and save the planet

    Hamster's Arcade Archives series on the Nintendo Switch continues to grow in size. This week, the slightly enhanced retro game is Konami's horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up, VS. Gradius. This title was first released in 1986 and requires you to take control of Vic Viper, who must destroy an invading...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Hamster
    • Konami
  • News Play An Unannounced Team17 Game At PAX West Later This Month

    And try out the new Overcooked 2 DLC

    As we get closer to PAX West 2019 at the end of this month, more developers and publishers are beginning to reveal their game line-up for the big event. The latest company to share its plans is Team17. All up, it will have seven titles on display – including one yet to be announced release. If you visit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Team17
    • PAX West
    • North America

Wednesday14th Aug 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games

    The finest First Person Shooters on Switch

    Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers almost every genre imaginable, and the First Person Shooter is no exception. Despite hosting some classics on its platforms (GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark helped define the FPS on consoles, and the Metroid Prime series fused the exploration of the 2D...

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    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Best Games
  • Video The Joy-Con Bundled With The Switch Revision Are Slightly Different

    On the inside

    Now the new and improved Switch revision is out in the wild, more videos are beginning to appear online that run through the exact differences. Apart from the Switch itself, though, it seems the Joy-Con have also had some internal design changes. YouTuber Kevin Kenson took it upon himself to open up the Joy-Con that came with the new...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Joy-Con
  • Feature Super Nintendo Games We’d Like To See On Nintendo Switch Online

    You can never have enough ways to play SNES games

    The discovery of an FCC filing showing a SNES controller with the model number ‘HAC-042’ (indicating it’s part of the Switch’s library of peripherals) has all but confirmed that Super Nintendo games are finally on their way to the Nintendo Switch Online service alongside their NES-based...

    • Super Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Retro
  • News A Brand New Bubble Bobble Is On The Way From Taito, And It's Exclusive To Switch

    Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

    Bubble Bobble is set to make a triumphant return later this year in Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, a brand new sequel that will launch exclusively on Switch. It's time for Bub and Bob to start up their bubble fights once again, but this time there are more options than ever. As well as the solo and two-player modes that were...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sega Recreates Classic "Genesis Does What Nintendon't" Ad To Promote Mega Drive Mini

    Cheeky

    The Mega Drive Mini (or Genesis Mini, if you must) is launching in the US in just over a month - with Europe to follow shortly afterwards. To promote the console, as well as celebrate its 30th anniversary in the US, Sega has recreated that classic ad. You know the one. Yes, the 'Genesis does what Nintendon't' commercial is back, although...

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Mega Drive Mini
  • News Nintendo Music Copyright Takedowns Intensify As Another Prominent YouTuber Gets Hit

    Is an official music service in the works?

    Yet another prominent YouTube channel has received an almighty number of copyright claims from Nintendo relating to official game music, becoming the latest in a series of channels facing a similar fate. The channel in question is GilvaSunner, which since launching back in 2010, has amassed over 862...

    • Nintendo
    • Music
    • YouTube
  • News Sega Releases Its Very Own Sonic The Hedgehog Back-To-School Range

    Learn fast!

    Whether you're heading back to school over the next few weeks, or you're just like us older folk who jump at any opportunity to pick up gaming merch, Sega has something for you. A range of Sonic the Hedgehog products has popped up across a variety of retailers, with backpacks, lunch boxes and t-shirts all available. You can check them...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Merchandise
  • Guide Where To Buy The New Nintendo Switch With Better Battery Life And Screen

    Want the new Switch SKU? We're here to help you track it down

    You have probably heard about a new version of the Nintendo Switch that's coming to store shelves soon, and we don't mean the handheld-only Switch Lite that's launching in September. Over the summer Nintendo is rolling out an update to the standard Switch model with some changes under the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Game Freak Trademark Hints At New Name For Switch RPG, Town

    Working title no more?

    Japanese game developer Game Freak, known as the primary developer of the Pokémon series, has applied for a new trademark in its home region. The trademark is for 'Little Town Hero', and covers both the English and Japanese (リトルタウンヒーロ) versions of that phrase. You can see the trademark for yourself below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Game Freak
  • Review DC Universe Online - A Full Fat, Old-School MMO Featuring Your DC Favourites

    Super friends (and foes)

    Who would have thought when Nintendo Switch first launched in 2017 that we’d have practically every genre imaginable represented in some shape or form. Online shooters. Competitive fighting games. Full fat ARPGs. The lot. Who would have thought we’d have fully fledged MMORPGs on a portable Nintendo console? And DC...

    • Reviews
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    • DC Universe Online
  • News Around Half Of The Metroid Prime 3 Development Team Is Still At Retro Studios

    Well, that's reassuring

    Nintendo dropped a bombshell at the start of this year when it revealed the development of Metroid Prime 4 had been entirely restarted. At the time, the company's senior managing executive officer, Shinya Takahashi, explained how development had not reached a required standard for a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid Prime 4
    • Retro Studios
  • News Activision Eager To Revive More Classics After The Success Of Crash Bandicoot

    "Stay tuned for some future announcements"

    Earlier this year, Activision revealed Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy had sold more than 10 million units. It seems like Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is also destined to become a major success for the company, after staying up in the charts for weeks on end and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Activision
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News First Cooking Mama: Cookstar Info And Screenshots Revealed

    Over 90 new recipes to master

    At the beginning of the month, we learned that Cooking Mama: Cookstar was headed to Switch thanks to appearances on two different ratings boards. Now, the first screenshots and pieces of gameplay info have been revealed. The new info has been shared online by both

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Cooking Mama
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Exception - A Sumptuous-Looking Platformer With A Twist

    Circuit breaker

    With so many games being released on the Switch on a weekly basis, it takes an awful lot to stand out from the crowd. It only takes one unique idea, though, and what could well have turned out to be a fairly bog standard game is transformed into a unique, compelling experience. Exception is exactly that. A game that quite literally...

    • Reviews
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    • Exception
  • News Super Rare Games Releasing Two Tribes 2001-2019 Mega Pack On Switch

    Pre-orders go live tomorrow

    A physical Two Tribes 2001-2019 Mega Pack is set to be released for Nintendo Switch by Super Rare Games, and pre-orders are kicking off tomorrow. The release aims to celebrate 18 years of Two Tribes’ history and includes info on the studio's games and hidden extras. It comes in a custom-created box which and contains...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News TimeSplitters Co-Creator Joins THQ Nordic To "Plot The Future Course" Of The Series

    Future perfect

    When Rare was acquired by Microsoft back during the beginning of the GameCube era, fellow UK studio Free Radical stepped in and released TimeSplitters 2 on the new Nintendo system within the same year. It looked, played and felt like a Rareware first-person shooter and that's because Free Radical was founded by former Rare employees...

    • Industry
    • THQ Nordic
    • Deep Silver
    • TimeSplitters
    • Steve Ellis
  • News WayForward Announces Vitamin Connection Exclusively For Switch

    A bacteria-busting game for one or two players

    The talented independent studio WayForward has officially revealed Vitamin Connection, a new two-player action title exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. It promises to deliver thrills, laughs and varied gameplay "unlike anything else" on the system and is receiving a Limited Run physical release. Right...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • WayForward
  • Video DOOM Eternal's 2-v-1 Multiplayer Battlemode Looks Brutally Brilliant

    Destroy your friends

    Bethesda has released a lengthy trailer which gives us a good, proper look at Battlemode, a new multiplayer option set to be featured in DOOM Eternal. Battlemode is a 2-v-1 multiplayer mode that takes all of the action we know and love from DOOM's single-player content, mixes it up a bit, and fires it into a new, "every bit as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Introducing Invisigun Reloaded, A Stealth Adventure Where Everyone's Invisible

    Coming to Switch next week

    Launching on Nintendo Switch next week is Invisigun Reloaded, a game where everyone is invisible. Jumping into the game's single-player campaign will have you heading out on a journey with a 'risk vs reward' theme at its core. You'll be relying on environmental details like footprints or other disturbances to spot your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Shovel Knight's Board Game Kickstarter Is Back Online After Initial Cancellation

    And it's already half way to success

    If you've been keeping tabs on the Shovel Knight board game you're now in luck, as the Kickstarter campaign to get it off the ground has been launched once more. The campaign started last month, but after feedback from backers who weren't too impressed with the project's pricing model, its creators Panda Cult...

    • Shovel Knight
    • Board Games
    • Kickstarter
  • News Step On The Gas When This Three Day Spirit Event Starts In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The need for speed

    This week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit event is all about getting a speed-boost. As you can see above, there's Super Sonic, Waluigi on a bike, Pink Gold Peach and there's even some F-Zero representation. Rapidash along with Pearl and Marina from Off The Hook are also apparently fast. The event starts this Friday on 16th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Plunge Brings Quirky Turn-Based Puzzling To Switch Next Week

    See it in action

    Launching on Nintendo Switch next week is Plunge, a "turn-based isometric rogue-lite" that has grabbed our attention thanks to its quirky art style. The game is set in a medieval prison, with players needing to use swipe-based movement to defeat guards, avoid traps, obtain the key, and continue plunging down to escape. As you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday13th Aug 2019

  • News Switch SNES Controller Confirmed, Nintendo Switch Online SNES Games Next?

    Just in time for the one year anniversary...

    A SNES-style controller for the Nintendo Switch has been spotted thanks to a new FCC filing, which hints that we could see SNES games added to Nintendo Switch Online service sooner rather than later. The filing – spotted by Restera user

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Review Pillars Of Eternity: Complete Edition - The Game That Saved Obsidian Comes To Switch

    To Infinity and Beyond

    The game that saved Obsidian, Pillars of Eternity was originally released back in 2015. It quickly broke records for a crowdfunded title when it was first announced, with over 77,000 backers raising a cool $1 million in the first 24hrs of its Kickstarter campaign to put the studio – which had been limping along after a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Soapbox To Me, Mario Maker 2 Is Nintendo's Best, And Most Disappointing, Sequel Ever

    Super Mario Paradox

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. Here Gavin discusses how Super Mario Maker 2 is giving him mixed emotions... The Nintendo first party flavour of the month may well be Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but due to my...

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    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Features
  • News Mojang Cancels The Super Duper Graphics Pack For Minecraft

    "sorry for not following through on our plans"

    Mojang's latest Minecraft blog post has revealed the cancellation of the Super Duper Graphics Pack. This "ambitious initiative" was meant to bring a new look to the open-world survival crafting game, but unfortunately has proven too technically demanding to implement. The main reason it has been axed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
  • Random 1992 Nintendo Power Interview Reveals Will Smith's Obsession With Zelda

    "He needs help"

    Nintendo Power / @nbajambook Now this is a story all about how Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, developed something of a fondness for Nintendo games - and especially The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - back in the '90s. In a 1992 issue of Nintendo Power magazine, both Will and music and TV partner DJ Jazzy Jeff spoke about...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • SNES
    • Random
  • News New Switch RPG Silk Promises The "Biggest Handcrafted Open World Of All Time"

    Does size matter?

    Launching next month on Nintendo Switch is Silk, a new RPG that is said to offer the "biggest handcrafted open world of all time". Supposedly fifty times larger than The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, the game will have you exploring three million square miles of uncharted terrain from Roman Damascus to Three Kingdoms China as an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Vigil: The Longest Night Brings Castlevania-Inspired 2D Side-Scrolling To Switch

    Check out its debut trailer

    Taiwanese developer Glass Heart Games has revealed its debut title Vigil: The Longest Night. The game will be launching on other platforms in early 2020, with a Switch release planned for "later". Inspired by classics like Castlevania and modern hits like Salt and Sanctuary and Bloodborne, Vigil

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News This Magikarp Plush Flops And Splashes All Over The Place, Just Like The Real Thing

    What do you mean, "it's not real"?

    Leaping right to the very top of our Christmas lists like the world's most elegant, waterfall-climbing salmon is this fantastic, flopping Magikarp plush. Just like the real thing (by which we mean, 'just like how the fictional monster fish is portrayed in video games and other media'), this plush can actually...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • Toys
  • News Doraemon Story Of Seasons Harvests An October Release On Switch

    New screenshots shared

    After originally being penned down for a slightly vague "autumn 2019" release, Doraemon Story Of Seasons has now received a true release date. You'll be able to pick it up from 11th October. A crossover game between Story of Seasons (Harvest Moon) and Japanese manga series Doraemon, the game will have players planting,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Mario Without His Mustache Just Doesn't Look Right

    Please, put it back on

    Mario's mustache is iconic as his cap and overalls, so what happens when you shave it off? Well, nothing really - it just looks incredibly odd and means Mario doesn't resemble the Italian plumber we all know and love. An individual by the name of SlashSMC was curious to see what Nintendo's number one mascot looked like in...

    • Random
    • Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Surprise! PC Building Simulator Launches On Switch Today

    Build the PC of your dreams... On a Switch

    We hope you're ready to build your dream PC, because PC Building Simulator is launching today on Nintendo Switch. Yes, initially revealed ahead of time by an official Nintendo document of all places, PC Building Simulator has now been properly confirmed by publisher, The Irregular Corporation. The game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Never Give Up - The Game That Wants You To Fail

    Adorable brutality

    Never Give Up wears its inspiration on its sleeve. Displaying quirky visuals and rock-solid gameplay, Armor Games' new platformer directly calls back to the surprise hit Super Meat Boy. However, Never Give Up takes the basic premise of Super Meat Boy and tweaks it just enough to avoid feeling like a carbon copy. You're tasked...

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    • Never Give Up
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Dan Fornace Reconfirms Smash-Style Brawler Rivals Of Aether For Switch

    It's on the way

    The 2D pixel brawler Rivals of Aether was first confirmed for the Switch in January last year, but since then, there have been no further updates. The game's creator - Dan Fornace - at the time said the Nintendo version of the game was a priority and explained how he was looking for developers to help out with the port. Now, in the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rivals of Aether
  • News Astral Chain's Combat Was Possibly Inspired By Pokémon

    Legion, I choose you!

    One of the more anticipated releases due out later this month is PlatinumGames' Astral Chain. It's an action title where you take on the role of a rookie officer and must help save humanity from an interdimensional invasion, with the help of a sentient weapon known as the Legion. The game's director, Takahisa Taura, has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
    • Takahisa Taura
  • News 12 Classic Shmups Are Headed To Switch Thanks To Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha And Bravo

    Limited editions are available

    NIS America has revealed Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha and Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo for Nintendo Switch, two collections of classic shoot 'em ups expected to launch in early 2020. Some of these titles are actually available on Switch already as standalone releases, but we imagine the bundles will be hugely tempting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News RPG Vambrace: Cold Soul Scores Switch Release Date And Major Gameplay Improvements

    Switch benefits from early PC release

    Headup and Devespresso Games have revealed the release date for upcoming Switch RPG, Vambrace: Cold Soul. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 29th August for £19.99 / €24.99 / $24.99. The game has you taking on the role of Evelia Lyric, embarking on several expeditions that said to truly test your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Bizarre Super Mario Theme Remix Found In Dino Crisis 2 On PlayStation

    Do do do do-do do, DO.

    Hats off to Super Mario Odyssey for providing us with the perfect image for this article. That famous Mario theme can be found everywhere - it's featured in plenty of Mario games, it's all over the internet, and it's usually tucked away at the back of our minds refusing to leave us in peace from its super-catchy melody - but...

    • Super Mario
    • PlayStation
    • Capcom
    • Random
  • Exclusive Ahead Of Snooker 19's Switch Launch Next Week, We Find Out Why It's So Special

    Developer Lab42 spills the beans

    Ripstone Games has confirmed that it will publish Lab42's Snooker 19 on the Nintendo Switch eShop on August 23rd, with a price of £29.99 / €34.99 / $34.99. Pre-orders for the physical version of the game are also open now. Snooker 19 showcases 128 of the world’s top snooker players, including the likes of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
    • Exclusive
    • Features
  • News New Purple/Orange And Blue/Yellow Joy-Con Now Available To Pre-Order In The UK

    Must. Resist. Purple. Joy-Con.

    On 4th October, the fancy new Purple/Orange and Blue/Yellow Joy-Con are launching for Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders for both sets have finally appeared in the UK, so if you're after a new pair of controllers for your console, here's where to go. We've stumbled across several options in the UK - GAME, Smyths and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Hardware
    • UK
  • News Belt Out Your Favourite Bangers With Let's Sing 2020 On Nintendo Switch

    Modern hits and juicy classics

    If you and your loved ones think you've got the X Factor, and if you're confident enough to actually show off your skills, you might want to boot up a copy of Let's Sing 2020 when it arrives on Switch later this year. The latest in the series (Let's Sing 2019 released last year across Switch, Wii U and Wii) the 2020...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dr. Mario World Banks $1.4 Million And Racks Up 7.5 Million Downloads In Its First Month

    Did you visit the doctor?

    After one month, Dr. Mario World has now banked an estimated amount of $1.4 million and racked up a total of 7.5 million downloads across Android and iOS devices. Compared to Nintendo's existing mobile releases, this makes Dr. Mario the fifth-placed title in terms of revenue and the fourth most downloaded title. The only...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Mario
  • News Prepare For A Chill When Death Mark Sequel Spirit Hunter: NG Creeps Up This October

    Terror in Toyko

    Following its announcement at Anime Expo 2019, Aksys Games has confirmed that Spirit Hunter: NG, the sequel to last year's Death Mark, is seeing release later this year on 10th October. Unlike the last minute arrival of Luigi's Mansion 3 on 31st October, NG is dropping on Switch with plenty of t

    • Spirit Hunter: NG
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases