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  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #103 - Assault Suit Leynos / Target Earth

    An assault on the senses?

    Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! In last week's edition, we took at look at Resident Evil: Gaiden for the Game Boy Colour. It was actually a fairly close call too, however the majority of you fine folks preferred the simplicity of the EU box art, with the blood drenched life ring taking...

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  • Random Here's A Look At Masahiro Sakurai's Retro Video Game Collection

    That's some neat filing

    If you're looking for new ways to organise your retro video game collection, you might want to read on. Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Kirby and director of the Smash Bros. series, recently shared an image on social media of his impressive library of retro games. As you can see he's got draws stacked with cartridges like...

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    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Retro
  • Round Up Spike Chunsoft Reveals More Switch Releases At Anime Expo 2022

    Anonymous;Code and more!

    Anime Expo 2022 is currently underway, and as part of the event, Spike Chunsoft has made some Switch-related announcements during its panel. First up, we've got an announcement trailer for the science adventure series, Anonymous;Code. It will be getting a western release on the Switch and multiple other platforms in 2023...

    • Round up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Round Up Aksys Announces Multiple New Switch Games, Arriving In 2023

    Coming in 2023

    Anime Expo 2022 is currently underway this weekend, and as part of this Aksys Games has announced several new titles during its own company panel. It's also showcasing a number of games at Booth 2011 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the weekend. Here's the full round up: Shuuen no Virche ~ErroЯ:Salvation [English title pending] -...

    • Round up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdaySat, 2nd Jul 2022

  • News Level-5's Mech RPG Megaton Musashi Is Going Free-To-Play On Switch This Fall

    But it's still exclusive to Japan

    Level-5 - known for series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and Yo-kai Watch - has announced its mech RPG game Megaton Musashi will be going free-to-play in Japan this Fall. Megaton Musashi X will include the six major content updates Megaton Musashi received since its launch on Switch in 2021, and will also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Updates
    • Anime
  • News Ubisoft Closing Online Services For Three Wii U Titles This September

    To focus resources on "newer" and "more popular titles"

    The Wii U generation saw Nintendo embrace online gaming more than the previous generations, and naturally, third-party developers at the time took advantage of this new focus. Unfortunately, these kinds of services have to eventually wind down, and Ubisoft has decided September 1st is the time...

    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
    • Ubisoft
  • Mini Review ElecHead - Smart, Surprisingly Deep, And Very Satisfying

    Alone in electric dreams

    Isolation is a weird thing; we’re all a little accustomed to it now, but having to figure out things on your own can be pretty daunting. Elechead revels in isolation; it was made by a sole developer, NamaTakahashi (Developer of 2019’s eShop game Battlloon), and during the course of the game all you have is yourself, and...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2022

    Update: Western release confirmed

    Update [Sat 2nd Jul, 2022 07:00 BST]: Following on from the Japanese Nintendo Direct Mini announcement earlier this week, Bandai Namco has now confirmed a western release at this year's Anime Expo. It will be a Switch eShop digital release here in the west. Above is the trailer. Original [Wed 29th Jun, 2022 06:45...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Feature Backlog Club: July - If You Haven't Played Hollow Knight Yet, Here's Your Chance

    Sorry to bug you

    Rule number one of Backlog Club: Work through your pile of unplayed video games one at a time, and discuss them with other people. Rule number two of Backlog Club: Don't talk about Backlog Club. Just kidding! Tell everyone. Please. This article is part of our new experimental series, Backlog Club, where we (Nintendo Life!) pick a...

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    • Features
    • Hollow Knight
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bandai Namco Forms New Studio With Pokémon Developer ILCA

    Will deliver "high-quality content" including Ace Combat

    The Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl developer ILCA is working on the next entry in the long-running Ace Combat series, and as part of this, it's established a new company with Bandai Namco known as Bandai Namco Aces. It's headquartered in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Bandai Namco owns...

    • Industry
    • Bandai Namco
    • ILCA
    • Japan
  • News It's Official, Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Is Getting A Switch Port

    Announcement follows a leak earlier this week

    Update [Sat 2nd Jul, 2022 08:30 BST]: Following on from a leak earlier this week, Bandai Namco has now officially confirmed the 2020 RPG release Sword Art Online: Alicization will be coming to the Nintendo Switch soon. This version will include "Ancient Apostles" free content updates, and additional...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Anime
  • Feature 13 Best Seniors In Games

    These oldies are very goodies

    Think of a game in which you control a character (so no Tetris or anything) — go ahead, any game! Now, chances are, whichever game you've picked, its protagonist is either young or, at the most, middle-aged. You've got the likes of Link, Mario, Samus, Cloud, Joker, Neku, Scott Pilgrim... We could go on, but you get...

    • Features
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 2nd)

    Take a sip

    We're over halfway through the year now — isn't that a scary thought? And our calendars are about to get even busier after that Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase! But outside of that mammoth mini, rumours of a Metroid Prime 1 remaster are swirling once again. Sabotage's

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Free-To-Play Battle Royale My Hero Ultra Rumble Locks In Local Switch Release

    "Be the last team standing"

    Earlier this year, Bandai Namco announced a new free-to-play 24 player battle royale - based on the My Hero Academia universe - would be coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms in Japan. Now, during this weekend's Anime Expo, it's been confirmed the game will be receiving a western release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
    • Anime
  • News 'The DioField Chronicle' Launches In Japan This September, Demo Coming August

    No update on the western release

    Square Enix's live stream for its upcoming strategy RPG 'The DeoField Chronicle' has just revealed the game will be arriving in Japan on September 22nd. There'll also be a trial version arriving in this region on August 10th. The DioField Chronicle demo will allow players to experience the first chapter and then...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demos
    • Japan

Friday1st Jul 2022

  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES, SNES, N64 And Sega Genesis Game Available

    Every retro game available with an NSO sub (plus the Expansion Pack)

    Nintendo Switch Online had a slow start initially, but with the introduction of SNES games, we've seen added value coming to the service which better justifies the asking price. Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out the number of games available, and we've pulled...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Game Ranked

    All the Sega Mega Drive games, ranked by you

    Updated with Nintendo's July 2022 game updates (four Genesis / Mega Drive titles — Comix Zone, Target Earth (Assault Suits Leynos), Zero Wing and Mega Man: The Wily Wars). Remember

    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Genesis
    • Best Games
  • News Four Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Games Have Been Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack

    Mega Man: The Wily Wars and more!

    Nintendo has just added four more games to the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive app for the Switch Online Expansion Pack service. Here's what you'll get, along with a look. The latest additions include Comix Zone, Target Earth (Assault Suits Leynos), Zero Wing and Mega Man: The Wily Wars.

    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Drive
    • Genesis
    • Sega
  • News Developers Don't Take Kindly To EA's Single-Player Gag On Twitter

    Joining in on a meme

    The new meme on the block has been making the rounds on Twitter recently, with everyone weighing in and joining in on the tag. Born out of a game on Tiktok, They're a 10 but is meant to be a lighthearted joke where you bring up one flaw about someone who is otherwise perfect. All in good faith of course — no one real! Gaming...

    • EA
    • Industry
    • Business
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition Pre-Orders Have Gone Live, Did You Get One? (US)

    Here we go again

    Update [Fri 1st Jul, 2022 01:25 BST]: Pre-orders for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition went live earlier before. Let us know if you were able to successfully pre-order the Special Edition in the comments below, or visit our pre-order guide to see what options are still available at retail. Original story [Thu 30th Jun,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
    • US
  • News Scalpers Set Their Sights On Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition

    2nd round pre-orders went live in the US earlier today

    It seems scalpers haven't wasted any time snapping up the Special Edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for Nintendo Switch. Not long after the item went live on the American My Nintendo Store (for a second time), new listings began popping up on websites like eBay - asking for double the price and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
    • US
  • Random Fan Made Resident Evil 4 DEmake Brings Heaps Of Nostalgia

    It's like we're back in 1998 all over again

    Last month, the internet was set alight with the news that Capcom's iconic Resident Evil 4 would be receiving the remake treatment (after a few leaks, mind!) with the stunning RE Engine. That particular game isn't coming to Switch sadly (though we'll remain optimistic for whatever the consoles successor...

    • Random
    • Resident Evil
  • Guide Best James Bond Games On Nintendo Systems

    Nobody does it better

    With long-running rumours of a GoldenEye 007 re-release coming soon (pah, 'soon' my Aston!), we've once again been thinking about Rare's seminal N64 shooter. Mention 'James Bond' and 'games' in the same sentence and gamers of a certain age will get a faraway look in their (golden)eye as they recall crawling through vents into...

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    • Guides
    • Best Games
    • James Bond
    • Nintendo
  • Random "Die-Hard Nintendo Fan" Reportedly Forked Out Over $40K To Ask For A New F-Zero

    Nintendo says it's "always" open to new titles & remakes

    Update [Fri 1st Jul, 2022 05:45]: Yesterday, VGC had a story about a Nintendo shareholder who asked the company if they had any plans to revive past IPs such as the futuristic racing series F-Zero, the RPG Baten Kaitos, and various other titles like Wario Land. It turns out this question...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • F-Zero
    • Shuntaro Furukawa
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For July And August 2022

    Xenoblade! Live A Live! Digimon!

    As we enter the second half of what's already been a very busy year, Nintendo's still treating us to some very tempting releases on Switch. As always, we've been busy compiling a list of the best Nintendo Switch games and accessories launching soon, with highlights including the hotly-anticipated Xenoblade Chronicles...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Launches Subscription Service For Switch Repairs In Japan

    Covers up to six repairs per year

    It's no secret that the Switch - or more specifically the Switch's Joy-Con controllers - have been subject to a number of faults of the years. Perhaps most infamously known for the dreaded drift, the Joy-Con controllers have been a source of pain for gamers the world over, with many opting for the much more reliable...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo's Official Infographic Showcases All Games From The Direct Mini

    Gee, we sure miss money

    Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct might have only focused on third-party reveals, but it was nevertheless an absolute banger. Even though it was stressful as heck trying to compile everything after Nintendo's decision not to stream the showcase, we got a peek at some truly exciting new games coming to the Switch in the coming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Review Yurukill: The Calumniation Games - A Truly Bizarre Blend That Works Better Than It Should

    Wright 'em up

    We didn’t quite know what we were getting ourselves into when we agreed to review Yurukill: The Calumniation Games. On one hand, Yurukill fronts as a murder-mystery adventure similar to Danganronpa or – if you squint hard enough – Phoenix Wright. On the other, Yurukil

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Star Wars: KOTOR II Receives Hotfix Update For Game-Breaking Switch Bug

    Download it now

    Earlier in June, not long after the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, players discovered a bug in the game preventing them from completing it. As described by a player on social media at the time, a game crash would occur after the Basilisk Crash cutscene when landing on Onderon. Aspyr at the time said it was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Star Wars
    • Aspyr
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Was Originally Fire Emblem Warriors 2

    A direct sequel over a focused title

    Many of us were pleasantly surprised when Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes was announced for the Switch. Instead of making a direct sequel to the original Fire Emblem Warriors, we got a Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity situation with a focus on the most recent Fire Emblem title and characters, Three Houses. But...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Embelm
    • Warriors
  • News FIST: Forged In Shadow Torch Gets Physical Edition In September

    Dangling a carrot...

    Metroidvania FIST: Forged In Shadow Torch is launching on the Switch eShop later this month, but fans have also been promised a physical edition of the game from publisher Microids. Now we know that the boxed version of the game will be making the jump just a few months later, on 6th September.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Browser-Based Version Of Mario Paint Composer Will Entertain For Hours

    Face the music

    What's the best part of Mario Paint? No, not the painting! The Composer mode! Who didn't spend hours on Mario Paint making tunes with fire flowers, mushrooms, coins, and boos? Mario Paint Composer has become something of an online hit in the years since the SNES game's release, with many budding musicians picking up their SNES mouse...

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    • SNES
    • Super Mario
    • Retro
  • News Digimon Survive Trailer Highlights Strategy Combat And Visual Novel Segments

    Who are the champions again?

    After years of delays, Digimon Survive is finally out at the end of this month. And publisher Bandai Namco has shared a brand new trailer today showing us what to expect from the game. Part visual novel, part strategy RPG, Digimon Survive is all about uncovering mysteries, interacting and making friends with Digimon,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Learn How To Run Your Own Successful Murder Cult In New 'Cult Of The Lamb' Trailer

    SHUN the non-believers!

    One of the games we're most excited about this summer is Cult of the Lamb, a gory-cute simulator that's a bit like if Animal Crossing went totally off the rails, and was about forest critter Satanists instead of forest critter capitalists. Ahead of the game's August 11th release date, a new trailer has just gone live,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Become The Overlord In KEMCO's Deckbuilding Roguelite Overrogue, Out Soon

    Roguebuilding Decklike

    Another roguelite deckbuilder is on the way, and this one is being published by KEMCO, with old-school JRPG-style art — picture Castlevania-meets-Final Fantasy-meets Slay The Spire. It's called Overrogue, and it's all about working your way up to the grand title of Overlord by making your way through dungeons and labyrinths,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Get Up To 50% Off In The Azure Striker Gunvolt Sale (UK)

    Pre-orders also live for Azure Striker Gunvolt 3

    Pre-orders for the upcoming Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 have gone live on the eShop, with the game expected to launch very soon on July 27th, 2022. To celebrate, publisher Inti Creates is not only offering up a 10% discount on pre-orders, but has also launched a sale for the Azure Striker Gunvolt series...

    • Sale
    • Inti Creates
  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Crash Team Racing Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Early Bird pricing available for limited time

    Pre-orders may well have only just wrapped up on the company's Sonic 30th anniversary figure, but First 4 Figures is back at it again, this time giving fans the chance to grab a highly-detailed statue inspired by Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. As is usually the case, this gorgeous Crash Bandicoot...

    • Crash Bandicoot
    • First 4 Figures
    • Merchandise

Thursday30th Jun 2022

  • Guide Where To Buy Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Collector's Edition, Pro Controller And amiibo

    Update: Out now!

    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is out now on Nintendo Switch, with a fancy Collector's Edition, a brand new set of Monster Hunter amiibo, and a special new Monster Hunter-themed Pro Controller all available, too. We'll explain what you can get in the new fancy Collector's Edition and detail all these new products in our guide below,...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • amiibo
  • News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (North America)

    Update: And they've sold out again

    Update #3 [Thu 30th Jun, 2022 03:55 BST]: Earlier today Nintendo made the N64 wireless controllers for Switch available via the My Nintendo Store. There was a queue, but the controller still sold out quickly. Did you get one this time round? Let us know. Update #2 [Thu 16th Jun, 2022 01:45 BST]: Nintendo had...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Accessories
    • North America
  • Review Portal: Companion Collection - A Nintendo Debut For Two All-Time Greats

    This was a triumph ♫

    When it was announced that Portal and Portal 2 would be making their way to the Nintendo Switch as part of the Portal: Companion Collection, fans collectively choked on their cakes. Two of the best puzzle games of all time on the go, you say? Yes, please! Naturally, when certain games get ported to Nintendo’s hybrid system,...

    • Review
    • Switch eShop
    • Valve
    • Portal
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

    What's the verdict?

    To send June out with a bang, Capcom has today released Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This is paid DLC for the new entry. Yesterday there was also a regular Monster Hunter Rise update preparing for this expansion. If you are still unsure if you should pick up the DLC, even after the

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Monster Hunter
    • DLC
  • News Return To Monkey Island Creator Discontinues Blog Updates Following Online Abuse

    "People are just being mean."

    Update: Thu 30th Jun, 2022 16:15 BST: Ron Gilbert's blog is now back up and running. The latest post in which Rob Gilbert has shut down comments is visible, so if you want to check out the comments that led to such a decision, have at it. It's messy, though. Original Article: Thu 30th Jun, 2022 12:30 BST: Ron...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Nintendo Shareholder Apparently Asked For A New F-Zero At General Meeting

    Plus Baten Kaitos and Wario Land

    Update [Fri 1st Jul, 2022 09:15]: More details have surfaced about Momiji's request at Nintendo's recent shareholder meeting. It turns out, the shareholder spent over $40,000 to attend the meeting: Further reading - Random: "Die-Hard Nintendo Fan" Reportedly Forked Out Over $40K To Ask For A New F-Zero You can...

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    • Nintendo
    • Business
    • F-Zero
  • News Here's A First Look At The NieR: Automata Physical Switch Release, Pre-Order Now

    Game launches October 6th

    One of the many highlights of the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase was the announcement NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition would be coming to the Switch on 6th October. If you've been wondering if this game would also receive a physical release, Square Enix has now officially confirmed a packaged version...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Here's How Much Nintendo's Directors Made This Year

    It's modest, but still a lot

    Nintendo's executives are known for taken home fairly modest sums of money in comparison to their western counterparts. We reported last year that the top three directors at Nintendo - Shuntaro Furukawa, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Shinya Takahashi - between $1.75 - 3 million each when converted from yen to dollars. Compared...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
    • Business
  • Poll What's Your Game Of The Year 2022 So Far?

    Yeah, it's already July, sorry

    We regret to inform you that 2022 is half over. You might as well just start buying your Christmas presents now, folks, because from here it's a slippery slope to Winter. But before that happens, let's celebrate the six-month mark of 2022 with our games of the year so far, or GOTYSF! The list is stacked this year,...

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    • GOTY 2022
    • Features
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  • Review Gamedec - A Gripping, Gritty Cyberpunk Detective Adventure

    "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel..."

    It’s interesting to consider how the role-playing genre has grown over the years, changing expectations around what somebody can expect from one. These days, an RPG usually consists of a relatively big fantasy or sci-fi world, a deep narrative, and a combat system...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Appears To Be Stockpiling Raw Materials, Doubles Its 2019 Spending On Supplies

    Making hay, or something else?

    In the 2021/22 financial year, Nintendo spent more than double its previous highest Switch-era annual expenditure on raw materials and supplies, according to figures from shareholder disclosure documents. While the company hosted its 82nd AGM of shareholders on 29th June (and will soon publish translated notes on the...

    • Nintendo
    • Business
    • Industry
    • Financials
    • Hardware
  • Video Why You Should Play The Persona Series On Switch

    Our Affection

    Did you miss the big Persona news this week? Well, we have something pretty good to tell you! Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable are all coming to the Switch. Starting in October, Persona 5 Royal will be staging a Take Over on the Switch, with Persona 4 and 3 following in 2023. Many of these characters have...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atlus
    • Persona
  • News Slay The Spire Team MegaCrit Games "Working On Next Game"

    👀👀👀

    As spotted by an eagle-eyed Redditor, the MegaCrit Twitter account has edited their bio to add the message "Working on our next game!" It's hardly surprising, given that Slay The Spire came out in early access in 2017, and then as an official release in 2019, but it's always nice to get confirmation. Before now, the most information we...

    • Industry
  • News Indie RPG Sea Of Stars Has Been Delayed To Next Year

    "We understand waiting is a big ask"

    Highly-anticipated Chrono Trigger-inspired RPG Sea of Stars has been delayed, Sabotage Studios has announced (thanks, Gematsu!) Sabotage shared the message on its Discord and on Twitter. Sea of Stars is a spiritual prequel to the studio's previous game, the platformer The Messenger. While this delay will no...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 30th June (North America)

    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak! Cuphead! Yurukill!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: MONSTER HUNTER RISE:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Pokémon GO Dev Niantic Axes Four Projects, Cuts 8% Of Workforce

    Company is facing "a time of economic turmoil"

    Pokémon GO has been an incredible success for developer Niantic, but the American company appears to be facing some struggles - with the cancellation of four projects and staff cuts of 85 to 90 people. In an email to employees (reviewed by Bloomberg), the company's CEO John Hanke revealed Niantic was...

    • Pokemon
    • Niantic
    • Industry
  • Japanese Charts Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Takes The Top Spot

    Animal Crossing: New Horizon also returns to the top ten

    The latest Japanese charts are in thanks to Gematsu and there's been a few changes to the line-up this week. First up of course, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has comfortably taken the top spot with a healthy 97,538 units sold, with Nintendo Switch Sports scoring silver at 19,255 units...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Is Nintendo's First Mobile Game To Pass $1 Billion In Spending

    And most successful Fire Emblem game

    Back in February, Fire Emblem Heroes was approaching $1 billion in lifetime global player spending. And now, Sensor Tower reports that the strategy RPG mobile spin-off has surpassed that figure, becoming Nintendo's most successful mobile game ever (thanks

    • Fire Emblem
    • Mobile
    • Nintendo
  • News Klonoa Producer Says Remasters Might Lead To More Rereleases And "Expansion Of IP"

    Klonoa Beach Volleyball remaster?

    Next Friday, Klonoa makes his grand return after over a decade out of the limelight. Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series launches on 8th July, and it sees Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil get the remaster treatment. But after such a long break since the Wii remake and multiple other spin-offs, what...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
  • Nintendo Download 30th June (Europe)

    Rabbids: Party of Legends! Portal: Companion Collection! Squish!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Beasties...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Terry Cavanagh's Dicey Dungeons Rolls Out Huge New Free DLC 'Reunion' Soon

    Open the box in July

    Terry Cavanagh's fabulous deck-building roguelike Dicey Dungeons dazzled us back when it rolled out onto Switch in 2020, and we've been gasping for more ever since. Now, over a year and a half after the game's launch, Cavanagh is giving us exactly what we want — more! We're getting more juicy roguelike dice action from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Surreal Murder Mystery 'Lord Winklebottom Investigates' Coming This Summer

    Risking your neck

    Sometimes murders happen in the animal kingdom, and who can solve it? Doctor Doolittle is a doctor, not a detective, and Sherlock doesn't speak bee or dog or whatever. So it's up to the animals, and in particular, Lord Winklebottom — a dapper detective who also happens to be a giraffe. Lord Winklebottom Investigates is a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie

Wednesday29th Jun 2022

  • Guide Mega Drive Mini 2 Games List - Every Genesis And Mega CD Game Announced

    Update: Treasure's Alien Soldier joins the roster

    Update #2 [Wed 29th Jun, 2022 14:50 BST]: Treasure's official Twitter account has reiterated an announcment made earlier today that Alien Soldier will be one of the games on the as-yet-Japan-only Mega Drive Mini 2 console: [Announced in the AT-X special program " #異世界おじさん " channel...

    • Guides
    • SEGA
    • Mega Drive
  • News Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Features Over 90 Titles, Including Jaguar And Lynx Games

    Phew, Digital Eclipse is handling this one

    Atari has unveiled a new collection coming to Switch and other consoles in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. The appropriately-titled Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will include over 90 games spanning the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Jaguar and Lynx, and it's coming later this year. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Persona 5 Royal Side-By-Side Comparison (Switch, Xbox, PS4)

    Launching on Nintendo Switch this October

    After years of rumours, Persona 5 Royal has now been officially confirmed for the Switch. It will be coming to Nintendo's system on the same day as Xbox, on 21st October this year. If you're wondering how it compares to the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the games, GameXplain has published a side-by-side...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Version 10.0.2 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    The new Sunbreak DLC has arrived

    The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak DLC is finally here! Capcom has shared the official patch notes for this new version of Monster Hunter Rise. This sees the software jump to Version 10.0.2. It will be required to install in order to access the DLC and continue to play online. The file size for this update is about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
    • Updates
  • News Footage Of Cancelled 'Epic Mickey' Spin-Off Starring Donald Duck Discovered

    Epic Donald would've been epic

    Disney's Mickey Mouse has been no stranger to video games over the years, from classic The Magical Quest and Illusion series to kart racers, and even Kingdom Hearts. His best friend, Donald Duck, has also been in the limelight plenty of times too — including a bigger role in Square Enix's action RPG series. Perhaps...

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  • News Nintendo Showcases Some Slick New Hairstyles And Eyebrows For Splatoon 3

    Update: That's right, customisable eyebrows

    Update [Wed 29th Jun, 2022 13:30]: We might as well call Wednesday Splatoon Fashion Day it seems! After we suspected it in the article below Nintendo UK has confirmed that you'll be able to change your Inklings and Octolings eyebrow designs in Splatoon 3! We're pretty envious of some of these,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Splatoon
  • Gallery Sega Shares Stunning New Screenshots Of Sonic Frontiers, Out On Switch Holiday 2022

    Take a look

    If the new trailer and info drop weren't already enough, Sega has also shared some other screenshots of Sonic Frontiers, coming out on the Nintendo Switch this holiday. This latest round-up gives Sonic fans a closer look at Starfall Islands, the Cyber Space areas (including some familar zones), and even some mysterious landmarks and...

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  • News Sonic Frontiers Introduces Mysterious New Character, Here's Your First Look

    Enemies, abilities and more also detailed

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase arguably provided Sonic fans with the best Sonic Frontiers footage so far - showing off Starfall Islands, a new environment known as Cyber Space, the game's battle system, new enemies and characters, and even some of Sonic's abilities. Now, in a PR update,...

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  • News Pokémon Happy Meals To Return To McDonald's In The UK

    It's happening again!

    Pokéfans, get ready - it looks like Pokémon Happy Meals will be making their way back to McDonald's in the UK. Our anonymous McDonald's reporter has shared a new image of the Pokémon Happy Meal promotion, which you can check out below. It's said that the promotion will begin on August 3rd, 2022. Although there's no word...

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  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Beats All Shrines Without Runes

    In 28 hours

    There's a pretty long list of players who have beaten or tackled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in weird and wonderful ways. Speedrunner Limcube is one of those people, and earlier this week, the streamer completed a pretty huge feat that could be a huge boon to speedrunners. Limcube has managed to beat all 120 shrines in one...

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  • News Portal Modders Have Already Got Half-Life 2 Running On Switch

    A DIY Orange Box, perhaps

    During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Valve announced that Portal: Companion Collection would release the very same day, giving Switch owners access to both Portal and Portal 2. Not even a full 24 hours after its release, however, it seems modders have discovered significant date related to Half-Life 2 within...

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  • News First 4 Figures Unveils Stunning New Sonic The Hedgehog Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Update: Pre-orders closing soon!

    Update 2 (Wed 29th June, 2022): If you're wanting to get your hands on any of these Sonic statues, you might want to act fast, as orders are set to close on 30th June 2022. First 4 Figures says that after this date, you'll have no choice but to be added to a waitlist "for a chance at owning" one. Update (Thu 21st...

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  • Random You Can Eat The Real Kirby Car Cake At The Kirby Café

    Consume the consumer

    The Kirby Café has just announced its summer menu, which consists of a ton of peach-themed meals and the iconic Kirby car cake from Kirby and the Forgotten Land. There's even a cute little story to go along with the new foods: Summer is returning to the Kirby Cafe. Thinking of the warmer months, Chef Kawasaki has created a...

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    • Japan
  • Talking Point So, What Did You Think Of Nintendo's June Mini-Direct?

    Size doesn't matter, right?

    The Direct rumours (sort of) came true, and we finally got a Nintendo Direct at the end of June — but wait, what's this? It's a "Mini" Direct? What does that mean? Honestly, we're not fully sure what it means, but presumably Nintendo was trying to temper our expectations after a bombastic but Nintendo-light E3 Not-E3...

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  • News Here's How The Surprise Pac-Man World Remake Compares To The PS1 Original

    Blinky and you'll miss everything!

    One of the biggest surprises to come out of yesterday's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase (which was much bigger than Mini in our eyes!) was Pac-Man World Re-PAC, a remake of the Pac-Man platformer Pac-Man World on PlayStation. This spin-off launched a whole new sub-franchise for the yellow puck on his 20th...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Bandai Namco
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  • News Undertale Creator Toby Fox Explains How EarthBound's Fans Kept The Game Alive

    Praises the "active and aggressive" fan community

    Undertale creator Toby Fox has made no secret of the fact that he was heavily inspired by EarthBound when crafting his legendary post-modern take on the humble RPG, and he's one of many people who has spoken to Lost in Cult for the next issue of its boutique video game publication, Lock-On. Lock-On

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  • News Bandai Namco Begins Rollout Of Huge Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Balance Patch

    Find out what's included in Version 1.31

    Bandai Namco has finally started to roll out the next game balance update for Dragon Ball FighterZ, and it's a big one. This update will be sequentially released, with release timing different depending on the platform. At the time of writing, the Switch patch does appear to be live yet. When it is released,...

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  • News XIII Remake Is Finally Coming To Switch In September

    First gameplay inside

    The XIII remake has had a bit of a rough go of it, hasn't it? After launching on the PS4 back in 2020 to less than stellar reviews, with many even heading out to buy the original 2003 game instead, the Switch port received multiple delays. Today, however, Microids has announced that Switch owners will get their hands on this...

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  • News Fantasy-Action Battle Royale Spellbreak Shuts Down Early Next Year

    "Thank you to the millions of players"

    The "fantasy-action" battle royale Spellbreak has announced it will be shutting down its servers "early" next year. The live service game has only been around since 2018, and was released on the Nintendo Switch in September 2020 as a free-to-download title. In this time millions of playes have apparently...

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  • News Portal 2 Beta Levels Discovered In Datamine Of The Switch Version

    First discovery since the game's launch in 2011

    Portal: Companion Collection has only just come out, but it seems a lot of interesting discoveries are already being made. Just earlier today, we reported on the existence of Half-Life 2 data within the game that's actually allowed some users to run the Valve classic on Switch hardware. Now, it looks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Valve
  • Feature Mario + Rabbids Producer Talks Free Movement And Fusing Lumas, Rabbids, And Composers

    "It was a kid's dream to do that"

    As revealed in Nintendo's June 2022 Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is launching on Switch on 20th October. This afternoon, Ubisoft's dedicated showcase,

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  • News Fallen Angel Is A Biblical Take On Hyper Light Drifter, Out On Switch In July

    Say your prayers...

    Publisher V Publishing and developer Matrisoka Games are bringing frenetic pixel art combat and boss rushing to the Switch as the action RPG Fallen Angel will be descending onto consoles on 19th July. Fallen Angel looks like a biblical version of Hyper Light Drifter with fluid animations and frantic combat, but instead, you'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery First 4 Figures' Zelda: BOTW Hylian Shield - Because It's Dangerous To Go Alone

    "Take this!"

    First 4 Figures has made a pretty impressive name for itself thanks to its wide range of highly detailed and super-collectable statues and figurines, and the latest Zelda-related product has just dropped in the Nintendo Life office. We've already sampled the delights of Link and

    • Zelda
    • Gallery
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  • Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Sonic Origins

    Sonic boom or Sonic bust?

    After what felt like years of having to make do with just a single image to promote the launch of Sonic Origins, the game is finally in the hands of Switch owners. Pooling together the classic 2D Sonic titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, the game is...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope On Switch - Best Deals And Special Editions

    Cheapest prices, pre-order bonuses and more

    Thanks to the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, we finally have news on Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope's release date: it'll launch on Switch on 20th October 2022. Those who remember the game's reveal trailer from last year will know that Sparks of Hope looks set to give fans of the original...

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  • Movie Review GoldenEra - A Celebratory Examination Of GoldenEye 007's Creation And Impact

    Worth its weight in gold

    "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad." Ah, yes. The classic quote that may or may not have been uttered by Shigeru Miyamoto. With the gaming industry (understandably) experiencing an unusually high number of delays in recent years, the proclamation has been the subject of memes to the point...

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  • News Return To Monkey Island Might Be The Last Game In The Series

    According to the website

    Yesterday, Nintendo gave us some treasure that was more than worthy of a hunt — but they just handed it to us on a gold platter. We found out that Return to Monkey Island, the newest game in the famous LucasArts Monkey Island series, would definitely be coming to Switch. And not only that, it'll be coming to the hybrid...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Watch Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Showcase - Live!

    Spark up your day

    One of the big headliners during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase yesterday was Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the sequel to Ubisoft's XCOM-esque Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The original was a surprising mash-up of genres and characters that maybe shouldn't have worked, but darn, they worked really well together. So...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Live Chat
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  • News Here's A Brand New Look At The 'Legend Of Mana' Anime Releasing This Year

    The Teardrop Crystal is coming soon

    The upcoming Legend of Mana anime — Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal — has received a brand new trailer earlier today (Thanks Comicbook and GoNintendo!). Produced by Graphinica (Chain Chronicle ~Light of Haecc

    • Square Enix
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  • News Blizzard Entertainment Acquires Spellbreak Developer Proletariat

    To help with World of Warcraft development

    Less than a day after the shock announcement that magic-based battle royale Spellbreak will be shutting down early next year, it's been announced that Blizzard Entertainment has snapped up the game's developer, Proletariat. VentureBeat reports that the 100-strong team at Proletariat wil

    • Blizzard
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  • News Rhythm Arcade Game 'Loud' Takes You From The Basement To The Big Stage This July

    Debuts on Switch first

    Become a guitar hero who moves from playing her guitar at home to the stage in Loud, a 14-chapter arcade game where you learn riffs and rock out to 14 custom-written songs specifically for the game. Developed by Hyperstrange, this wholesome rhythm game is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that many budding musicians can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday28th Jun 2022

  • News Nintendo Direct Mini To Air Today, June 28

    Focusing on third-party releases

    Nintendo has announced that a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will air today Tuesday, June 28th. It might not quite be the one we want, but it's something! The Direct will kick off at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST. Its duration will be roughly 25 minutes and will focus on upcoming third-party releases. We'll be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Watch Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

    Where 25 minutes is 'mini'

    Our summer Direct is finally here! And while a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase might not be what everyone wanted (no Breath of the Wild 2 makes us sad!), there's a healthy dose of lovely third-party news for Switch owners. Round Up

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  • News Nintendo Releases Update For Switch (Version 14.1.2), Here Are The Details

    "Bad words list" updated

    A few weeks ago, Nintendo rolled out a system update for the Switch, bumping the firmware up to Version 14.1.2. It contained the usual "general system stability improvements" but there was some other stuff going on behind the scenes, as revealed by Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome. Today's update is a little bit different -...

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  • News Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, And Persona 5 Royal Are Coming To Switch

    You may have seen this coming

    Prior to today's Nintendo Direct Mini, Atlus has updated the official Persona website for its upcoming Xbox and PlayStation ports of Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal. Now, Atlus has also included Swit

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News NieR: Automata Confirmed For Switch, Coming This October

    The End of YoRHa Edition

    Update #2 [Tue 28th Jun, 2022 17:20 BST]: The official Japanese NieR Twitter account has shared the specs for the upcoming port of PlatinumGames and Square Enix's massively popular sequel to the original NieR. On Switch, docked, you'll get to play as 2B and 9S in 1080p, while undocked the resolution will be at 720p. The...

    • Rumours
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  • Round Up Every Game And Trailer From The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase June 2022

    What were your favourite announcements?

    The June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase has come and gone, and left us with a host of fresh announcements, release date news, surprise drops, and other tidbits to feast on. It may not have been the full-fat first-party Nintendo Direct fans have been anticipating all June, but there was something...

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  • News Portal: Companion Collection Launches For Switch Today

    Let's get started, you monster

    During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, it was announced that Portal: Companion Collection will launch on the Nintendo Switch later today. Holy moly! The game is live on the UK eShop right now for the price of £13.49 - not a bad price! The collection will feature both Portal and Portal 2, the latter of...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Sonic Frontiers Shows Off Cyber Space And Switch Gameplay In New Trailer

    Update: Bosses, characters, and more

    Update [Tue 28th Jun, 2022 17:30 BST]: More details have been shared by Sega following the Direct on Sonic Frontiers (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). This includes new abilities, specific enemy types, and a brand new character called Sage. We've also got more confirmation that Tails and Amy will be involved in...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Coming To Switch In 2023

    Digitally sold as volume 1 and 2

    Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection has been announced for the Switch and will be making its way to the console in 2023. Originally launched for the GBA, the collection will feature 10 games in total, with additional extras such as a gallery and a music mode with over 150 songs from across the series. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Pac-Man World Re-PAC Is A Welcome Surprise, Launching This August

    Waka Waka Waka!

    Pac-Man World is getting a remake! Launching on August 26th, Pac-Man World Re-PAC is a complete remake of the 1999 platformer. You'll be heading out to save your kidnapped family from being taken to the dreaded Ghost Island over the course of a variety of levels. You'll also be able to pre-order a special edition, dubbed as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Square Enix Announces Farm Sim RPG 'Harvestella', Coming To Switch In November

    Seasons greetings

    As part of the June Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Square Enix has announced Harvestella, an ambitious-looking life-sim RPG launching on Switch on 4th November. The trailer above featured in Nintendo's third-party-focused presentation. Here's a whole load of blurb from the game's page on Nintendo's website, plus some...

    • Square Enix
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  • News Little Noah Is A Casual Roguelite With Adorable Vibes, Out On Switch Now

    A shadowdrop!

    We didn't get too many shadow drops during today's Nintendo Direct — Portal: Companion Collection launches today, and a Live A Live demo is also going to be available to download. But one surprise during the presentation was a brand new, pretty darn cute-looking roguelite called

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  • News Shin-Chan: Me And The Professor On Summer Vacation Confirmed For Western Switch Release

    Arriving this August

    It's been confirmed Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey (based o

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Opens Gates For Early Access In September

    Disney meets Animal Crossing

    Today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase saw Gameloft and Disney's upcoming life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley get a brand new trailer showcasing just what you can get up to with your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. The free-to-play game was announced back in April and looks to draw just a few inspirations from...

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  • News GoldenEye 007 Documentary 'GoldenEra' Is Out Now

    The name's Era... GoldenEra

    Altitude's documentary on the hugely popular N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 — GoldenEra — is now available on Altitude.Film! The documentary was created with the help of filmmaker Drew Roller and coincides with the game's 25th anniversary. That's 25 years of Oddjob multiplayer, Big Head mode, and some frankly awesome...

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  • News Ubisoft Store Reveals Potential Release Date For Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope

    Is an official announcement on the way?

    It seems the release date for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope may have been leaked ahead of schedule. According to a now-removed listing on the Spanish Ubisoft Store, the Switch exclusive (including a Gold Edition) will be released later this year on 20th October. Multiple Twitter users managed to grab a...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Return To Monkey Island Launching First For Consoles On Switch

    Coming later this year

    Return to Monkey Island, the eagerly awaited sequel from creator Ron Gilbert, has been confirmed for launch on Nintendo Switch. Better yet, the Switch version will be the first console to see its release alongside the PC. The game sees the return of protagonist Guybrush Threepwood in a game showcasing some radically different...

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  • News Dragon Quest Treasures Discovers December Release Date

    Cor blimey!

    Dragon Quest spin-off Dragon Quest Treasures is coming to Switch, and it's releasing later this year! The upcoming Erik-starring game sees the Dragon Quest XI thief and his sister Miago on an adventure around Draconia to uncover treasure, befriend monsters, and expand your base. The monsters you can recruit all have different abilities,...

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  • News Strategy RPG 'The DioField Chronicle' To Get Dedicated Livestream In July

    Fielding out info

    Square Enix has re-embraced the strategy RPG genre as of late following Triangle Strategy and the recent Tactics Ogre leak. And the developer has another game in the genre coming out later this year — The DioField Chronicle. Japanese website Gamer reports that The DioField Chronicle will be getting its own livestream on

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Square Enix
    • Japan
  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Launches On Switch This October

    More info to come in a special Showcase tomorrow

    In today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Ubisoft has revealed that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is launching on Switch on 20th October. The segment in today's Nintendo Direct Mini also highlighted a new battle system with free movement rather than a grid for turn-based battle. More...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Gets Original Version On Steam After Poor Reception

    No word on a Switch update

    It seems fans of Blade Runner have been shedding a few tears (in rain) over the state of the newly released Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. So much so, in fact, that developer Nightdive Studios has seen fit to release the original version of the game as an update for owners on Steam. While our own review for the Switch...

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  • Feature Spidersaurs Lands On Switch In July, WayForward Talks Saturday Cartoons And Contra

    Everybody walk the spidersaur

    Over the past 30 years, WayForward, makers of the Shantae series, has made a name for itself by crafting retro-flavoured gems that combine the best of modern gaming with an unashamedly old-school aesthetic and game feel. Whether it's baked into their own projects (such as the Mighty series or the aforementioned Shantae...

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  • News Live A Live Demo Arrives Today, Save Data Transferrable

    Update: Now live!

    Update: The demo is now available to download on the eShop! Head on over there right now to check out the start of three of the game's chapters, and prepare yourself for the game's full release next month. Original article: HD-2D remake Live A Live launches on Switch next month, and classic JRPG fans got a nice little surprise...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Taito & M2 Bringing Shmup Collection 'Ray’z Arcade Chronology' To Switch

    Due out in Japan next year

    Taito Corporation and the retro specialists at M2 have announced they'll be bringing the Ray’z Arcade Chronology to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 next year in Japan. There's no word on a western release at the moment. The Switch already has an amazing selection of shmup games to select from, and this new...

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  • News WayForward's Apple Arcade Release 'Spidersaurs' Lands On Switch This July

    From the team that developed Contra 4

    WayForward, the publisher and developer behind releases such as Shantae and Contra 4, has locked in a Switch release date for its Apple Arcade game Spidersaurs. It'll arrive on Nintendo's hybrid system (via the Switch eShop) next month on 14th July. Your task in this run-and-gun '90s cartoon-inspired game is to...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Bomberman R 2 Coming To Switch In 2023

    All new "Castle" battle mode incoming

    Super Bomberman R 2 has been announced for the Switch and will be launching in 2023. The game will feature an expanded story mode, along with an all new "Castle" battle mode in which you'll need to team up to build castle defences while your opponents work out their best method of attack. The trailer all...

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  • News Epic Games Announces 'Railgrade', A Railway Management Sim Out This Fall

    Choo chooooo!

    Epic Games has announced RAILGRADE, a train management sim due for launch on the Switch this fall. You'll be building railway systems in the most efficient manner possible in order to transport cargo and restore economic prosperity to an industrial colony. Here's a run down of the game's features from its official store page: - Use...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Gets A Stunning Launch Trailer

    Major expansion launches this week

    During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion got a meaty launch trailer to celebrate its upcoming release on June 30th. The trailer itself showcases some slick gameplay footage alongside story cinematic. Towards the end of the trailer, we got a look at the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Doraemon Story of Seasons Is Getting A Sequel On Switch This Year

    Make friends in a great kingdom

    Popular manga character Doraemon got an unexpected crossover back in 2019 with the Story of Seasons franchise. This charming blue cat (yes, he is a robotic cat) made for a perfect fit with the chill farming vibes of Marvelous' well-known farming sim in Doraemon Story of Seasons, and because everyone fell utterly...

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    • Bandai Namco
  • News 'Captain Velvet Meteor' Brings Jump+ Manga Heroes To Switch This July

    Slime Life, Hell's Paradise, and Monster #8 appear

    Earlier this year, publisher Shueisha created its own subsidiary for video games, and at the same time announced a number of projects that they would be working on. One of those is the adorable tactical adventure game Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions which brings popular Jump+ characters...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Get Nostalgic With 'RPG Time: The Legend Of Wright', Out This August

    It's time for adventure!

    As part of the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, the nostalgic hand crafted adventure RPG Time: The Legend of Wright was announced for the Switch. It will launch this Summer on August 18th. You'll be jumping into a hand crafted notebook and using unique mechanics to defeat enemies, liking rubbing out pencil marks! The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Video Capcom, Please Put Dragon's Dogma 2 On Switch

    Do we really have to beg?

    Just recently, Capcom showcased a 10th Anniversary video for Dragon's Dogma, featuring game director Hideaki Itsuno as he recounts the creation of the action RPG. Toward the end, Capcom announced what pretty much everyone was expecting it to announce: that Dragon's Dogma 2 is now in development. Wahoo! No platforms have...

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  • News Set Off On An Emotional Journey With 'Blanc', Out February 2023

    With beautiful hand-drawn visuals

    Blanc, a hand crafted emotional adventure tale, has been announced as a console exclusive for Switch, coming to the system in February 2023. The game will feature text free gameplay and storytelling within a gorgeous black and white world. The game requires co-op play and will boast both online and local...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Ubisoft Confirms It Will Be Attending Gamescom 2022

    Several major companies are skipping the event this year

    Ubisoft has tweeted that it will be attending Gamescom 2022 in Cologne this coming August. This is particularly noteworthy given that several major publishers, including Nintendo, Activision, Take-Two Interactive, and Sony have all confirmed that they will be skipping the event this year...

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  • News Rhythm Game 'Thumper' Receives Update, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Practice Mode and 'Restart from Checkpoint' feature added

    Thumper, the "rhythm-violence" game released way back in 2017 for the Switch, has received a new update. It's a pretty substantial one too, adding a brand new Practice Mode to the game, which lets you replay certain sections of a track without factoring in scores or ranks, plus a feature in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Lorelei And The Laser Eyes Is A Mysterious Adventure Landing In 2023

    Solve the enigma!

    Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, a brand new mysterious adventure game, was announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase and will be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2023 from publisher Annapurna Interactive. It will be a timed console exclusive for the Switch. The game is promised to deliver a "chilling tale" and will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday27th Jun 2022

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 28th June 2022

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon details, as we get them

    The Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour events were first introduced to the game in February 2020. Every week for one hour only (6pm - 7pm local time) a specific surprise Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and a Mystery Bonus will activate. This gives you a chance to catch...

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  • Rumour Metroid Prime Remaster Apparently Lined Up For November, Prime 2 And 3 To Follow

    "Almost certainly to line up with the 20th anniversary"

    It's one of those rumours that feels like it's been around for years because, well, it has, but Jeff Grubb of the Giant Bomb parish has once again gone on record with updated info

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  • Poll What Are You Hoping To See In The Nintendo Direct Mini?

    Howdy, Partner

    Tomorrow we'll be getting a brand new Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase focused entirely on third-party games for the Switch. That's right, don't get your hopes up for any Mario Kart or Zelda news, as instead, we'll have 25 glorious minutes of upcoming releases from other developers. So not really that mini then! Proceedings...

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  • Review Wreckfest - An Absolute Banger (In A Good Way)

    Wreck and ruin

    On paper, Wreckfest is one of those games that should never really be possible on the Switch, at least not in a sufficiently playable state. When it came to PS4 and Xbox One in 2019, even though it was widely praised, many noted that it suffered from some technical issues and extremely long loading times. Surely if you’re bringing a...

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  • Random Retro Studios Clashed With Metroid Producer On Halo Influences

    "He did not care about Halo"

    In the latest Metroid Prime interview from KIWI TALKZ, ex-Retro Studios developer Paul Tozour talks about his experience working with Nintendo and specifically Metroid Prime's producer, Kensuke Tanabe. When the subject about how the Metroid Prime games blend western and eastern design philosophies together, Tozour shares...

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    • Halo
    • Retro Studios
    • Nintendo
  • Hands On Anbernic RG353P - Shamelessly Inspired By Nintendo

    "Try not to make it obvious"

    Nintendo's influence on the world of gaming surely needs little explanation; while the Japanese company didn't 'invent' video games, it has done more than most to establish many of the ground rules for the medium. It's little wonder, then, that so many companies look to Nintendo when it comes to creating their own gaming...

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    • Retro
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  • News Former Metroid Prime Dev Calls Cancelled 'Project X' A "Frustrating Experience"

    "It doesn't make sense and it's not even fun"

    In the latest video published by YouTube creator KIWI TALKZ, ex-Retro Studios dev Paul Tozour gave an extensive interview around his time with the studio, including cultivating a positive working culture, how Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was influenced by Halo, and the studio's relationship with Metroid...

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  • Random John Cena Apparently Asked For A New 2D Metroid In 2017

    And we got one, eventually!

    John Cena is one of the most recognisable faces in the pro wrestling world. He's widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time and has been the world champion for a record 16-times (joint with Ric Flair), but the star is also known as an actor and a rapper. And as the face of the Nintendo Switch in America...

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  • UK Charts Nintendo Dominates As Fire Emblem Takes The Top Spot

    Switch games make up seven of the top ten

    Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has just launched and is, by all accounts, a strong entry to the Warriors series for Nintendo Switch. We gave it a 9/10 in our recent review, calling it a "thoroughly entertaining mash-up of Musou mayhem, strategy and relationship-building aspects". The game has resonated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Charts
  • Random Demo For Super Mario Galaxy 2 Mod 'Super Mario Starshine' Now Available

    Star Get!

    Super Mario Starshine, the fan-made project that brings together the world of Super Mario Sunshine and the gameplay of Super Mario Galaxy, now has a playable demo! As reported by TheGamer, the project is the work of Mario fan @SPG642

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  • News 'Worth Life' From Rune Factory Producer Hits Switch Next Month

    Over a year after its Japan launch

    Publisher Hakama has announced that Worth Life will be making its way to the west on July 14th, 2022. The game comes from producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, whose previous credits include the likes of Story of Seasons and Rune Factory. It released in Japan last year on June 24th, 2021, but Switch owners in the west can...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Random Zelda: The Wind Waker Was Originally Going To Feature A Theremin

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Theremin?

    If you're familiar with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (and if not, then you should be), then you'll know that Link is able to control the direction of the wind, among other things, with the game's magical baton known as the 'Wind Waker'. Originally, however, the Wind Waker was intended to be much more...

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    • Eiji Aonuma
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  • News Former Sega Of America President Bernie Stoler Has Passed Away

    Helped launch PlayStation and Dreamcast

    GamesBeat has reported that the founder of Sony Computer Entertainment America and former president of Sega of America, Bernie Stolar, has passed away aged 75. Stolar's career kicked off in the 80s after founding a coin-op company, but he soon moved to Atari. There he worked on arcade games, home consoles,...

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    • Dreamcast
  • Random Artist Envisions A Luigi's Mansion Game Starring Waluigi

    What's the hold-up!?

    Fans have been crying for the palatinate mischievous Mario character Waluigi to get his own game, or even just a shred more attention. The lanky rival to Luigi has only really appeared in side games to play sports or party with the rest of the Mario cast. So, for now, it's in the hands of fans to come up with something special...

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  • News Smurfs Kart Races Onto Switch This Coming Winter

    Physical and digital versions incoming

    Publisher Microids has announced Smurfs Kart, a race kart game starring, uh... The Smurfs! Little has been divulged on the upcoming game bar its rather vague Winter release window, but we do have a brief summary along with a selection of in-game screenshots to peruse over. Here's the low down: It’s time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Composer Shares Creative Process Behind Game's Music

    Tee Lopes brings the funk again

    Imagine growing up in the 80s with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You watched the cartoons, played the video games, and then, eventually, you got the chance to work on a TMNT game yourself. The dream! We can imagine that's how everyone at Dotemu and Tribute games felt about working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
    • TMNT
  • Video How Does Two Point Campus Compare To Two Point Hospital?

    Let's take a look at what's new

    Just recently, we were able to go hands on with the upcoming Two Point Campus and came away very impressed, stating that "despite spending hours with the game, we’re not only gagging to get right back into it but also feel like there’s so much more we’ve yet to discover". Read More: Hands On: Two Point Campus...

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Sunday26th Jun 2022

  • Feature Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Starter Evolution Predictions, Illustrated By A Professional Artist

    Gen 9 starter final form predictions brought to life

    A new generation of Pokémon is on the horizon and with it comes speculation and anticipation that runs as rampant as a horde of Tauros. During this time, a new generation’s Starter Pokémon take the centre stage, particularly their final forms. With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, releasing on...

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    • Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Legends: Arceus Distribution Event Has Begun

    Receive a free mask

    Update [Sun 26th Jun, 2022 05:00 BST]: The code for the Gastrodon Sword and Shield event has now been released, here it is: ER1CSGASTR0D0N Original article [Thu 23rd Jun, 2022 01:25 BST]: Another limited-time Pokémon distribution event has been announced and this time it's for the latest release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Miyamoto Wasn't A Fan Of The Art Style In Zelda: Wind Waker When He First Saw It

    He apparently "cringed"

    If you weren't immediately sold on the art style in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, don't feel too bad. A new 'DidYouKnowGaming' translation (thanks, VGC) of a Nintendo Dream magazine from the mid-2000s reveals how Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto initially wasn't a fan of Toon Link or the rest of Wind Waker's cel-shaded...

    • Zelda
    • GameCube
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Remembering Klonoa's Dreamy GBA Platformers - Empires, Champions, And Puzzles

    It's not only a phantasy

    The ‘90s and 2000s were a totally different era. I can’t tell you how many times I sat down playing the same demo discs over and over or replaying the same handful of games as a kid. Bandai Namco’s old mascot Klonoa — soon to return in the upcoming Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — is the first-ever video game...

    • Features
    • Bandai Namco
    • GBA
    • Retro
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: #102 - Resident Evil Gaiden

    All aboard!

    Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we took a look at Final Fantasy VI for the SNES. It was quite clear that you fine folks preferred the more "traditional" visual style of the series, as the Japanese box art won the week with a resounding 90% of the vote. Perhaps renaming the game Final Fantasy...

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  • News Edia Crowdfunding Cosmic Fantasy Collection For Nintendo Switch

    Campaign goal has already been met

    Edia - the developer behind the recent Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection - has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the website Makuake for a special double-pack Nintendo Switch release. It's asking for 3 million yen (around $22,285 USD) to release Cosmic Fantasy: Adventure Boy Yuu and Cosmic Fantasy 2:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Retro
  • News Visual Novel Fighter Melty Blood: Type Lumina Adding 4 New DLC Characters

    Two in summer, two in winter

    2D fighter Melty Blood: Type Lumina (based on Type-Moon's visual romance novel Tsukihime) will receive new DLC characters. There'll be a total of four new fighters joining the battle. Two of these will be released in summer, and the other two will be unleashed this winter. These fighters have not been revealed yet. In...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates